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A.J. Ellis | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/9/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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A.J. Ellis had an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.
Ellis was right in the middle of the Dodgers' only rally of the night, doubling home Juan Uribe in the seventh inning and later scoring on a wild pitch. The 33-year-old was 0-for-13 over his last six games coming into Friday's action. He's hitting just .215 with zero homers over 41 games this season, but has at least gotten on base at a .366 clip. Jul 19 - 12:41 AM

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Dodgers activated C A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.

Ellis missed the minimum amount of time with a sprained right ankle. He'll resume his regular catching duties with the Dodgers. Tim Federowicz has been sent back to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Jun 13 - 5:59 PM

A.J. Ellis (ankle) is likely to be activated Friday.

Ellis suffered a sprained right ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25. The 33-year-old catcher was off to a sluggish start before the injury, batting .170 with a .563 OPS and zero home runs in 60 plate appearances. He missed time in April and early May following left knee surgery.
Jun 12 - 11:10 AM

A.J. Ellis (ankle) hopes to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible this week.

Ellis sprained his right ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25, but he's close to 100 percent now and doesn't think he'll require a minor league rehab assignment. The Dodgers' backup has been limited to just 15 games this season.
Jun 9 - 4:54 PM

Dodgers placed C A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 25, with a right ankle sprain.

Ellis just returned from knee surgery less than two weeks ago, but now he's hurt again. He apparently suffered the injury in Josh Beckett's no-hitter celebration on Sunday. Tim Federowicz will take his spot on the active roster.
May 26 - 5:03 PM

A.J. Ellis is not listed on the Dodgers' lineup card.

Tim Federowicz is in the Dodgers' clubhouse, which is an indication that Ellis is likely headed for the disabled list. No official word yet from the team, but we should hear something soon. It's worth noting that Ellis just returned from knee surgery less than two weeks ago.
May 26 - 4:46 PM

Dodgers activated C A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.

Ellis has been out since April 8 due to surgery on his left knee. Miguel Olivo was optioned to make room for Ellis, who was behind the plate for Wednesday's game.
May 14 - 6:32 PM

A.J. Ellis (knee) will not be activated Tuesday.

The Dodgers want to give Ellis one more day before throwing him back into the fire. He has been on the disabled list since April 8 because of left knee surgery.
Source: True Blue LA
May 13 - 5:59 PM

A.J. Ellis (knee) could be activated by the Dodgers as soon as Tuesday.

Ellis went 2-for-5 with a home run and a walk over two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque and caught six innings on Monday night. He'll be examined by the Dodgers' medical staff on Tuesday, but figures to be activated if everything checks out.
Source: True Blue LA
May 13 - 9:07 AM

A.J. Ellis (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.

He'll play in another game on Monday before being re-evaluated. If all continues to go well, he could return to the Dodgers before the end of the week.
May 10 - 2:24 PM

A.J. Ellis (knee) caught seven innings in an extended spring training game on Friday without any issues.

He'll serve as the designated hitter on Saturday, and if all goes well could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment next week. He's expected to rejoin the Dodgers in mid-May.
May 9 - 7:33 PM

A.J. Ellis (knee) ran the bases for the third straight day Monday.

Ellis underwent surgery on April 8 to repair the medial meniscus of his left knee, but he has made rapid progress and feels ready for a minor league rehab assignment. Original estimates pegged his return around mid-May at the earliest, but he's on pace to beat that right now.
May 5 - 4:30 PM

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that A.J. Ellis (knee) is "well ahead" of his projected 4-6 week timetable.

Ellis is already doing workouts in full catcher's gear just 12 days removed from surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee. He wasn't expected back until mid-May at the earliest, but it's sounding like he could beat that timetable.
Apr 20 - 1:07 PM

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.
Apr 13 - 2:20 PM

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.
Apr 8 - 5:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Darwin Barney
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chone Figgins
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Scott Elbert
8Chris Withrow
9Onelki Garcia