Mark Ellis 2B LAD 4 Days
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Rays, Royals and Dodgers are among the teams interested in Mark Ellis.
The Dodgers declined a $5.75 million option on Ellis following the season, but they remain interested in bringing him back at a lesser rate. However, he might be able to find more playing time elsewhere. For what it's worth, Rosenthal considers the Rays an unlikely fit at this time.
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 8 Days
Acording to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals could have interest in free agent second baseman Mark Ellis.
Dutton cites a conversation with a team official who said they believe Ellis still has "something left". Though he'll turn 37 during the 2014 season, he did slash .270/.323/.351 with six homers and 48 RBI in 126 games for the Dodgers this past season. Fantasy owners are holding out hope that Emilio Bonifacio secures their second base job however, as Ellis' upside is extremely limited.
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 1 Month
Dodgers declined 2B Mark Ellis' $5.75 million club option for 2014.
Ellis will receive a $1 million buyout and head into free agency. The 36-year-old batted .270/.323/.351 with six home runs and 48 RBI over 126 games this season. The Dodgers haven't ruled out bringing him back for 2014, but the newly-signed Alexander Guerrero appears poised to take over the starting second base job.
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 2 Months
Dodgers general manager Ned Colleti indicated Tuesday that it's possible Mark Ellis could return in 2014 even after the signing of Alexander Guerrero.
The Dodgers inked Guerrero to a four-year deal with the intention of him taking over at second base, but if it turns out that he's not ready, they could pick up Ellis' $5.75 million option rather than give him a $1 million buyout. "We'll see," Colletti said. "I think Mark Ellis did a tremendous job here. I think Mark Ellis has value to this organization, with or without Guerrero."
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 4 Months
Mark Ellis went 3-for-5 with a home run Sunday night against the Rays.
Ellis also added a double and had three RBI, including a two-run shot off Josh Lueke in the sixth inning. He now has back-to-back multi-hit games after going 3-for-4 on Friday and is batting .280/.325/.378 over 304 at-bats.
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 4 Months
Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 and tripled as part of the Dodgers' ninth-inning rally Friday in a 7-6 win over the Rays.
They're keeping pace with the Diamondbacks; both have won three straight. Ellis had the second of four hits off Fernando Rodney in the comeback. The triple gave him his first RBI since July 30, and he scored multiple runs in a game for the first time since June 10.
Mark Ellis 2B LAD 5 Months
X-rays on Mark Ellis' left leg came back negative after fouling a ball off his leg in Saturday's game.
Ellis said after the game that he was "just sore" after leaving in the eighth inning of Saturday's game. He said he hoped to play on Sunday, but with the break looming the Dodgers just might err on the side of caution with their second baseman.