Mark Ellis 2B STL 1 year ago

Ellis is retiring from baseball after 12 seasons, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ellis played for the Cardinals last season but spent most of his career -- nine seasons -- with the A's. Known best for his defense, he will hang up the cleats after compiling 105 home runs, 550 RBI, and a .991 fielding percentage over 1,435 games.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Ellis (oblique) was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday.

Between a couple stints on the DL this season, Ellis has worked on the short end of a platoon at second base with Kolten Wong (neck), seeing starts against left-handers. Manager Mike Matheny may be inclined to return the 37-year-old to a similar role, but Ellis has posted just a .495 OPS through 191 plate appearances and the skipper could give more of those starts to Pete Kozma.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Ellis was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

Manager Mike Matheny was vague about Ellis' situation Monday, saying the 37-year-old was unavailable due to "soreness," but Ellis will require a DL stint with the injury officially diagnosed as an oblique strain. Kolten Wong figures to now play everyday at the keystone, with the team bringing up a fellow lefty swinger in Greg Garcia to take Ellis' place on the active roster.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Ellis was unavailable Monday due to "soreness,"'s Jenifer Langosch reports.

Ellis has made just two starts for the Cardinals so far in August, collecting a total of nine at-bats on the month. Manager Mike Matheny likely hopes to count on the 37-year-old for veteran support down the stretch, but with just a .192 season batting average, he's not much of a threat at the plate at this stage of his career.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Mark Ellis had an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Nationals.

Ellis has made two starts since coming off the disabled list, but youngster Kolten Wong should still get most of the playing time at second base. Look for the 37-year-old to get spot starts against left-handers, like he did Friday night against Gio Gonzalez.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Cardinals activated 2B Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.

Ellis only needed one game to show that he was ready to join the Cardinals. The 36-year-old was forced to begin the year on the disabled list due to left knee tendinitis, but will now serve as a backup to young Kolten Wong at second base.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Mark Ellis (knee) has reported to Triple-A Memphis to begin a rehab assignment.

He should be ready to join the Cardinals after a handful of rehab games. Coming back from a bout of patella tendinitis in his left knee, Ellis' return will push Pete Kozma to Triple-A.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Mark Ellis (knee) will not return from the disabled list on Friday, the first day he's eligible.

The good news, however, is that Ellis said things are "definitely going in the right direction" with the patella tendinitis left knee. The veteran infielder resumed baseball activities Monday, taking some swings in the batting cage. "We're getting the soreness out of there," Ellis said. "I guess there is a little bit of fluid in there, getting that out, too. I'm just taking this time, realizing that it's got to get better."

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Cardinals placed INF Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee.

The veteran infielder has been slow in the recovery process, and has still been unable to participate in full workouts with the team. Pete Kozma is expected to function in a reserve infielder role until Ellis returns.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 2 years ago

Mark Ellis (knee) could need a stint on the disabled list.

Ellis has been slow to recover from tendinitis in his left knee and has been unable to participate fully in workouts. The Cardinals seem like to play it safe and DL him, giving Pete Kozma the final infield spot.