Mark Ellis 2B STL 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 4 Months

Mark Ellis (knee) is expected to return to the Cardinals lineup on Saturday.

If not, he'll certainly be in Sunday's lineup. He has been fighting tendinitis in his knee since last Thursday which has kept him out of Grapefruit League action. He's expected to function as a reserve infielder for the Cardinals this year.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 4 Months

Mark Ellis (left knee) remains out of the lineup.

Ellis has been battling some tendinitis, which has kept him out of Grapefruit League action since last Thursday. The veteran said Wednesday that he is "definitely on the up and up." Fresh off a clean MRI, Ellis expects to return soon.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 4 Months

Mark Ellis will have his left knee re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Ellis has been battling some tendinitis, which has kept him out of Grapefruit League action since last Thursday. It doesn't sound like an issue to worry about, but more will be known after Wednesday's exam.

Mark Ellis 2B STL 7 Months

Cardinals signed 2B Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

The one-year pact also carries about $1 million in performance-based bonuses. Ellis should be a perfect fit as a bench piece in St. Louis, where he will back up the left-handed Kolten Wong at second base. The 36-year-old Ellis still rates very well defensively.