A.J. Ellis 17 | Catcher

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Thu. Apr 10, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ellis (knee) reports early improvement in how his knee feels after having surgery earlier this week, the Dodgers' official site reports. Impact: Ellis could return as early as the middle of May. In the interim, Tim Federowicz probably sees the majority of the playing time ahead of Drew Butera.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ellis (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Impact: With Ellis out approximately 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing a cleanup procedure on his left knee Tuesday, Drew Butera's set to take over primary catching duties for the Dodgers. Tim Federowicz was recalled to serve as Butera's backup.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ellis has undergone a cleanup procedure on his left knee and is expected to be out four to six weeks. Impact: Ellis had a 20-minute arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus on his knee. He's expected to begin rehabilitation on Wednesday.(STATS, 2:39pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ellis had a 20-minute procedure performed Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus in his left knee. Impact: After the successful surgery, Ellis will embark upon a 4-to-6 week recovery, which may be extended considering the case-by-case nature of the specific ailment. Nevertheless, consider him sidelined through at least early May, with Drew Butera handling the bulk of the catching duties in the meantime, barring a transaction.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Ellis, who will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus, could return in four-to-six weeks, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. Impact: It's perhaps an optimistic estimate, but recovery from a torn meniscus can vary significantly, depending on the extent of the tear. Ellis can safely be ruled out for the rest of April, but it sounds like he should be back well before the All-Star break. Drew Butera is next up on the depth chart, and Tim Federowicz will likely be recalled from the minors Tuesday. Neither offers much with the bat, and that's putting it lightly.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Ellis has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday. Impact: Ellis will presumably be out for at least the next few weeks, and he obviously doesn't play the best position to make a quick return from knee surgery. That the meniscus tear required a surgical procedure indicates it's not just a minor rupture, which in turn raises the possibility that Ellis could miss multiple months of action. Drew Butera is Ellis' top backup, while Tim Federowicz is the No. 3 catcher in the organization. Both represent an offensive downgrade from Ellis, who himself isn't much of an accumulator but at least posts respectable rate numbers. The Dodgers did not initially announce a timetable, but we should have a better idea as to the expected length of Ellis' absence within the next few days.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Ellis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants. Impact: Ellis will receive the night off after starting the first two games of the series for the Dodgers. Drew Butera gets the starting nod at catcher.(RotoWire, )
A.J. Ellis
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 220  Age: 33
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/9/1981, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
College: Austin Peay
Debut: 2008
Salary: $3,550,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Left knee surgery - out 4-6 weeks)