A.J. Ellis C LAD 1 week ago

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed catcher A.J. Ellis on the disabled list Monday because of a knee injury, according to ESPN Los Angeles. Austin Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Ellis on the active roster.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 2 weeks ago

Ellis homered on Sunday, marking the second time in as many starts that he's gone deep.

Yep, A.J. Ellis, power hitter. All jokes aside, Ellis is 10 for his last 25 as manager Don Mattingly continues to mix him in about twice a week in order to keep All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal fresh. Ellis could be worth a spot as a #2 catcher in NL-only formats.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 2 months ago

Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Ellis started Saturday's game after Yasmani Grandal was placed on the 7-day concussion DL, but will take a seat Sunday afternoon. Austin Barnes, who will be making his Major League debut, will man the backstop in his stead.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 3 months ago

Ellis (hand) is available off the bench Thursday, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

He left Wednesday's game with a minor hand injury, but was able to throw before Thursday's game and should be back behind the dish for the Dodgers sometime in the near future. Yasmani Grandal will get the start Thursday.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 3 months ago

Ellis' x-rays were negative after he left Wednesday's game with a hand injury, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Consider him day-to-day. The x-rays will be further evaluated this week, but for now it appears any sort of major injury was avoided. He's likely day-to-day pending further examination.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 4 months ago

Ellis is 5-for-26 (.192) with a home run this spring and still appears to be in line to function as the team's #2 catcher behind Yasmani Grandal.

At this point, one guess as to a playing time split would be 70/30 in favor of Grandal, but Grandal is hitting just .211 himself.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 7 months ago

Ellis agreed to a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, CBS Sports reports.

Ellis will avoid arbitration and return to the Dodgers in 2015, when he's expected to serve as the primary backup to Yasmani Grandal. Ellis has averaged 114 games with the Dodgers over the last three seasons but experienced his fair share of struggles last season, as he hit just .191 with 25 RBI in 93 contests.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 10 months ago

Ellis is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Ellis will take a seat after starting four straight games behind the plate for the Dodgers. Drew Butera will start in his place and bat eighth for the Dodgers on Friday.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 10 months ago

Ellis is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

After hitting just one homer in his first 86 games of the season, Ellis improbably launched two in Friday's 14-5 thrashing of Chicago. He'll get what looks like a rest Saturday, with the Dodgers playing another early afternoon game, as Drew Butera steps in to catch starter Roberto Hernandez.

A.J. Ellis C LAD 10 months ago

Ellis went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Friday afternoon's 14-5 drubbing of the Cubs.

Carrying a meager .235 slugging percentage into the contest, Ellis erupted for not one but two roundtrippers versus the Cubs. It is not too often that a player triples his homer total for the season in just one game, but that is exactly what the veteran backstop accomplished Friday afternoon.