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Justin Sellers | Shortstop

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians optioned INF Justin Sellers to Triple-A Columbus.
Sellers was only up with the big club for a few days while Lonnie Chisenhall was on paternity leave. He should get another shot later this season. Apr 13 - 9:52 AM

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Indians recalled INF Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.

Sellers will give the Tribe infield depth while Lonnie Chisenhall helps his wife through child birth. Sellers is a .199/.278/.301 career hitter in the majors.
Apr 10 - 10:35 AM

Indians optioned INF Justin Sellers to Triple-A Columbus.

A mid-March hip flexor injury damaged the small shot Sellers had of landing an Opening Day roster spot. He'll function as organizational infield depth in 2014.
Mar 27 - 11:55 AM

Justin Sellers will be sidelined for the next few days with a hip flexor injury.

It shouldn't affect his chances at an Opening Day roster spot, but Sellers was already probably a long shot.
Mar 17 - 1:58 PM

Indians acquired SS Justin Sellers from the Dodgers for cash considerations.

Sellers had been designated for assignment in order to clear room for Erisbel Arruebarrena. The 28-year-old has a good glove but is a career .199/.278/.301 hitter over 82 big league games. He's unlikely to crack the Indians' Opening Day roster.
Mar 2 - 11:31 AM

Dodgers designated INF Justin Sellers for assignment.

The room was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed Erisbel Arruebarrena. There's a chance that Sellers could rejoin the team on a minor league deal.
Feb 22 - 2:49 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Sellers was up for one day and struck out as a pinch-hitter. He should get another shot later this summer.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Justin Sellers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Sellers is batting just .191/.267/.250 in 76 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season. He'll serve as insurance at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez's hamstring ailing once again.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Dodgers optioned SS Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Dodgers have decided to go with Dee Gordon with Hanley Ramirez out, so Sellers' playing time would have been limited. Tim Federowicz has been called up to take his roster spot.
Wed, May 8, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Justin Sellers went 0-for-2 and committed two errors at shortstop before being removed for a pinch-hitter on Tuesday.

Sellers is in there for his glove, so more nights like this could get him exiled back to the minors very quickly. Manager Don Mattingly indicated that he planned to stick with Sellers for now.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 01:27:00 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Justin Sellers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

With Hanley Ramirez (thumb) sidelined, Sellers will open the season as the Dodgers' regular shortstop. A career .204/.283/.323 hitter, he possesses minimal fantasy value.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said starting Justin Sellers at shortstop and Luis Cruz at third base will be "pretty much a regular thing."

The Dodgers were expected to go with Cruz at short and a host of players at third while Hanley Ramirez is out, but they've ultimately decided to keep Cruz at the hot corner. Sellers is a career .204/.283/.323 hitter without much power or speed, so he offers next to nothing for fantasy owners.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 08:23:00 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hinted Friday that Justin Sellers could begin the season as the starting shortstop.

Sellers was optioned to Triple-A earlier this month, but the thumb injury to Hanley Ramirez has changed things for the Dodgers. The 27-year-old barely played last season due to a back injury and offers little fantasy appeal. Luis Cruz would remain the starter at third base if Sellers gets a shot at shortstop.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Justin Sellers and RHP Shawn Tolleson to Triple-A Albuquerque; reassigned C Jesus Flores to minor league camp.

Now that Flores has been cut from the roster, Tim Federowicz has essentially clinched the backup catcher job behind A.J. Ellis.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Justin Sellers was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to a sprained ankle.

The veteran infielder has had to deal with a variety of injury and off the field issues this spring, and appears very unlikely to make the Opening Day roster. He's expected to serve as organizational depth at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee