A. J. Ellis C LAD 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 1 Month

Ellis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Ellis will take a seat for Wednesday's day game following five straight games behind the plate. Tim Federowicz will catch Carlos Frias in his place and will bat seventh for the Dodgers.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Ellis has caught back-to-back games for the Dodgers, but will sit in favor of Drew Butera for the Sunday afternoon tilt.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

Ellis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Ellis will take the customary catcher's day off for the day game Wednesday. Tim Federowicz will relieve him of his duties behind the plate and bat eighth for the Dodgers.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

Ellis is out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Drew Butera will step in to catch starter Zack Greinke, pushing Ellis to the bench after four straight starts. Ellis is batting just .185/.299/.262 this month, but he's 5-for-11 in his last three games and should continue to serve as the primary option behind the plate for Los Angeles.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 2 Months

Ellis is out of the lineup Saturday, the L.A. Times' Bill Shaikin reports.

This is just a standard day off for the Dodgers' starting backstop, as he had caught the previous four games. Drew Butera will handle the catching duties.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 3 Months

Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

Ellis will receive a regular day of rest, with Drew Butera taking over behind the plate for the Dodgers.

A. J. Ellis C LAD 3 Months

Ellis is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves.

Ellis tallied multiple hits Wednesday for the first time since Jul. 4, but he will be held out Thursday with the Dodgers playing a day game following a night game. Drew Butera will get the nod behind the plate in Ellis' place.