A.J. Ellis
C PHI
3 weeks ago

Ellis went 2-for-4 with a double and three-run homer in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The backstop's 346-foot shot off Joel De La Cruz in the second plated Darin Ruf and Freddy Galvis, giving the Phillies what looked like a solid 4-0 early lead. It was only the veteran's second homer of the season, but he has now contributed a pair of doubles, Friday's homer and five RBI in just three games in a Philadelphia uniform.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
4 weeks ago

Ellis went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI Sunday in his first game with the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis' two-run double broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning in a game the Phillies would go on to win. With roster expansion around the corner, Ellis might not see more than a start a week if the Phillies bring up Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp from the minors next month.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
1 month ago

Ellis is expected to make his Phillies debut Sunday against the Mets, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Acquired from the Dodgers on Thursday in exchange for Carlos Ruiz, Ellis is scheduled to catch Sunday's starter, Vince Velasquez, in what will be his first action in a Phillies uniform. The veteran has struggled mightily this season, posting a .194/.285/.252 slash line while with the Dodgers.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
1 month ago

Ellis was traded to the Phillies on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Phillies and Dodgers swapped backup catchers, as Carlos Ruiz will head to Los Angeles on the other end of the deal. Ellis has struggled mightily at the plate this season, holding a slash line of just .194/.285/.252, with his last hit coming over two weeks ago. He figures to continue serving in a backup capacity, giving Cameron Rupp the occasional day off behind the plate.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
3 months ago

Ellis is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis will get his third start in six games, but doesn't have a great matchup as he is hitting just .186 against right-handed pitching on the season, and opposing pitcher Junior Guerra has been throwing the ball well for Milwaukee, going 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
3 months ago

Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis typically catches Sunday's starter, Clayton Kershaw, but the Dodgers will instead start Yasmani Grandal behind the plate Sunday evening. Ellis did get the start Saturday night in Pittsburgh and went 2-for-3 at the dish, but no word of an injury has surfaced since then. Whether or not Ellis starts the next time Kershaw takes the hill is a situation worth monitoring.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
4 months ago

Ellis is in the lineup and batting seventh Wednesday against Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis will make his 22nd start behind the dish this season in place of the slumping Yasmani Grandal. The 35-year-old hasn't been much better, though, as he's 7-for-37 (.189) in his last 12 games. He's only played one game in the Dodger's last seven so he will likely be out there to prove something in Game-3 of the series.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
4 months ago

Ellis is in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis will catch while Yasmani Grandal fills in for Adrian Gonzalez (back) at first base. He has a hit in each of his last three starts.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
5 months ago

Ellis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He typically catches for friend Clayton Kershaw, but Yasmani Grandal will get that honor Tuesday despite going 0-for-8 in his last two starts. Ellis, meanwhile, is 4-for-his-last-8 with a homer, but he's just 8-for-34 (.235 average) on the season.

A.J. Ellis
C PHI
5 months ago

Ellis is back in the lineup Thursday, batting seventh and catching pitcher Ross Stripling.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts is giving Yasmani Grandal a night off Thursday, so Ellis will draw back in behind the plate. With Clayton Kershaw pitching Friday, Ellis figures to serve as the Dodgers' backstop for the next two games. Despite the promise of added playing time the next two days, Ellis does not provide much as a hitter as he's gone 3-for-17 to start the year.