Cardinals activate 2B Mark Ellis from DL

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ellis ready to compete at 2nd base with Cardinals

Free agent second baseman Mark Ellis signed with St. Louis during the offseason reasoning that the Cardinals offered the best shot at a World Series title. Now he's prepared to show what kind of a contribution he can make toward achieving that goal. The 11-year veteran arrived at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday - the date for Cardinals position players to report. On Tuesday, he'll...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals sign Mark Ellis; Are they done?

The St. Louis Cardinals continued their busy offseason by signing veteran second baseman Mark Ellis.  Ellis most recently played with the Dodgers, and he will turn 37 next season, but the Cardinals just want him as insurance at second for young Kolten Wong, who they plan to play regularly in 2014.  Ellis has played 11 seasons in the majors and is seen as a steady player and a good...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign veteran 2B Mark Ellis to one-year, $5.25M deal

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract, giving them insurance for rookie Kolten Wong. In a conference call after the deal was announced Monday, the 36-year-old Ellis said he had some multiyear offers but chose the Cardinals because he wants to win a World Series. Ellis played for the Dodgers in the NL championship...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New Cards 2B Ellis talks about playing time, being a mentor to Wong and more

ST. LOUIS -- New Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis hasn't met rookie Kolten Wong, but he has heard plenty about him. Ellis has heard enough to know that Wong will be given every opportunity to open the season as the regular second baseman. The 36-year-old veteran is OK with that. He said he expects to have no problems accepting a backup, or utility, role. "They were very honest with...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign veteran 2B Mark Ellis

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis. The Cardinals announced the one-year deal with the 36-year-old veteran on Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Ellis is a lifetime .265 hitter for three teams. He hit .270 with six home runs and 48 RBIs for the Dodgers last season, and is considered a strong defensive second baseman. Rookie Kolten Wong is expected...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cardinals, Mark Ellis, and Depth

The Cardinals have reportedly signed Mark Ellis to a one-year deal. Ellis will turn 37 next season, but played well enough the last couple of years with the Dodgers that he was sure to find a job. The question is whether the Cardinals really needed him given the presence of Kolten Wong. The answer has to do with the Cardinals’ position as a contender and their concern with depth...
Via Fangraphs
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals pursue one-year contract with veteran 2B Mark Ellis

ST. LOUIS -- Mark Ellis wasn't the best second baseman on the free-agent market, but he sure looks like the best fit for the Cardinals. General manager John Mozeliak was seeking a player with experience who bats right-handed, would fit in an already tight clubhouse, wouldn't cost any trade chips and could handle second, short and third. Check, check, check, check and check. And,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals, veteran 2B Ellis agree to one-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement with free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis, according to a source. The one-year deal is pending a physical. Ellis, who played last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, provides protection for Kolten Wong, the 23-year-old infielder who batted .153 in 32 games last season. If Wong, who bats left, should struggle, Ellis provides a capable...
Via FOX Sports
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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