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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||380.00||8.00||.247||48.00||39.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||3||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Walker (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||12||2||0|| .231|| .250|| .167|
|Last 10 Games|
Dodgers C A.J. Ellis not worried about hand issue
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Dodgers backup catcher A.J. Ellis, who sustained a minor hand injury Wednesday after it was struck by a foul ball, is feeling no more than typical soreness and is not concerned, the team is reporting. He will be available off the bench Thursday in San Francisco.
Ellis caught a break when x-rays on the throwing hand came back negative.
X-rays come back negative for Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis told reporters that X-rays came back negative following Wednesday's game against the Giants, per the Los Angeles Times. Ellis was hit on the back of his throwing hand in the ninth inning of a 3-2 loss to San Francisco. He finished the game 1 for 4 and is hitting .167 (3 for 18) on the year.
Los Angeles will finish a three-game series at San Francisco on Thursday.
Dodgers' A.J. Ellis hit on hand, leaves game Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was hit on the back of his throwing hand in the ninth inning Wednesday and had to exit the game, the Orange County Register reports.
A pitch from Chris Hatcher hit the batter before making contact with Ellis's mask then ricocheting off the back of his hand. He tried to throw the ball to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez but was unable to get anything on the throw. The catcher went 1 for 4 in the game and has hit .167/.211/.222 in 18 at-bats.
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis in the starting lineup Wednesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is in the starting lineup and batting eighth Wednesday against the Giants, pushing Yasmani Grandal to the bench.
Ellis will make just his fifth start of the year and is hitting .143 with a double in 14 at-bats this season.
Dodgers' Puig, Crawford, Grandal, Uribe out of lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Carl Crawford, catcher Yasmani Grandal and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rockies.
Puig was able to return from a tight hamstring Saturday and go 2 for 3 with a walk, but manager Don Mattingly said that the outfielder had a noticeable limp while playing nine innings. Crawford is out of the lineup for the second straight day due to illness. Uribe and Grandal are sitting for the first time in four games.
With several starters sidelined, Justin Turner will bat second and play third base, Andre Ethier will bat fifth and start in right field, Scott Van Slyke will start in left field and bat sixth and A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat eighth against Rockies right-hander Eddie Butler.
Despite the multiple absences, the Dodgers are heavy favorites (-165) Sunday.
|2014 summary: A.J. Ellis played in just 15 games through the first two and a half months of the season, as he underwent knee surgery and then suffered an ankle injury. When Ellis finally returned for good, not much went well for him, particularly at the plate. He ended the season with a .191 batting average, three home runs and 25 RBI in 283 at-bats. Ellis was able to exceed his 2013 on-base percentage of .318 by five points, as he walked in 15 percent of his plate appearances.|
Playing time status: Ellis appears to be headed towards the less meaty side of a Dodgers catching platoon with Yasmani Grandal, meaning a lesser role than what he has enjoyed the last three years.
2015 outlook: A poor 2014 season may have done enough to damage Ellis' chances at regular play along with his Fantasy value. With a reduced role, Ellis is now only an option for owners in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats.
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