A.J. Ellis
C LAD
2 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 LAD
2 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 LAD
3 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 LAD
3 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 LAD
4 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 LAD
4 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.

A.J. Ellis
C LAD
4 months ago

Ellis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

With Yasmani Grandal (forearm) still out, Ellis and Austin Barnes have been sharing catching duties. Barnes will start at catcher Sunday and hit eighth against Johnny Cueto.

A.J. Ellis
C LAD
5 months ago

Ellis is out of Thursday's lineup against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers continue to share the catching duties with Yasmani Grandal (forearm) on the shelf. Austin Barnes will start at catcher Thursday and hit eighth against righty Jake Peavy.

A.J. Ellis
C LAD
5 months ago

Ellis is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, batting eighth.

EDGE Analysis

With Yasmani Grandal still nursing a forearm injury, Ellis and Austin Barnes have been platooning at catcher to start the 2016 season. Ellis sat out Tuesday's game so he should be 100 percent to catch for Kenta Maeda. He will be facing Padres' right hander Andrew Cashner against whom he is 7-for-14 in his career.

A.J. Ellis
C LAD
5 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old was behind the plate to catch for his friend, Clayton Kershaw, on Opening Day, and he drove in three runs in the 15-0 route of San Diego. Ellis will sit in favor of Austin Barnes on Tuesday, and the two figure to share the workload until Yasmani Grandal (forearm) is back from the DL. The team could keep three catchers once Grandal's healthy.