A. J. Ellis C LAD 6 Days

A.J. Ellis (knee) took a few swings in the batting cage on Sunday.

Ellis, who is less than a week removed from surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee, also played catch on Friday. He's expected back sometime next month.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 11 Days

Dodgers placed C A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list.

Ellis had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Tim Federowicz was recalled from Triple-A.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 11 Days

A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus of his left knee and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Ellis suffered the injury Saturday while running the bases. He'll begin his rehab Wednesday, but the Dodgers will have to make due without him until early-to-mid May. Drew Butera is his current backup, but the Dodgers figure to call up Miguel Olivo or Tim Federowicz to help fill in.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 12 Days

A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.

The news comes out of nowhere, as Ellis had no known knee issue. The Dodgers have yet to reveal a timetable for the catcher, but he would figure to be sidelined well into May at the very least. Drew Butera is the Dodgers' current backup, and the club has Miguel Olivo and Tim Federowicz at Triple-A.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

A.J. Ellis was sent home early from Dodgers camp on Thursday due to a case of the flu.

Ellis should be fine in a couple of days. He will start at catcher this season for Los Angeles.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis announced Saturday that he dropped 15 pounds over the offseason

Ellis, like countless other Major League players at this time of the winter, claims he is in the best shape of his life. He enters the 2014 season as the Dodgers primary backstop, and should be considered a lower-end option in two-catcher mixed leagues.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 3 Months

Dodgers and C A.J. ELlis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

It's a nice raise for the veteran backstop who earned $2 million in 2013. He can also earn an additional $50,000 each for reaching 100/115 starts and also for 450 plate appearances. He'll once again serve as the Dodgers primary catcher in 2014.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 3 Months

A.J. Ellis requested $4.6 million and was offered $3 million from the Dodgers when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The two sides will likely settle someplace in the middle around $3.65 million, which would still represent a nice raise for Ellis who earned $2 million in 2013. He has developed into a decent enough catcher to be used in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues, smashing 23 homers and plating 104 runs over the past two seasons.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 6 Months

X-rays turned up negative on A.J. Ellis' left elbow.

Ellis was struck by a pitch in the eighth inning of Sunday night's NLDS Game 3 win, but he went back out to catch the ninth and should be fine for Game 4. Tim Federowicz is the Dodgers' backup catcher this postseason.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 8 Months

A.J. Ellis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

He's sitting with the day game after the night game. Tim Federowicz will start behind the plate.