|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||340.00||5.00||.262||36.00||38.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Oblique - 15-day DL. Out until at least early September|
|vs Pittsburgh||15||3||0|| .294|| .267|| .200|
|vs RHP||93||16||0|| .257|| .204|| .172|
|08/25/2014||Andrew Heaney, SP MIA|
Tommy Medica, 1B SD
Khris Davis, LF MIL
Kyle Parker, 1B COL
|Mark Ellis, 2B STL|
Hunter Pence, RF SF
|08/24/2014||Cliff Pennington, SS ARI||Mark Ellis, 2B STL|
|08/23/2014||Mark Ellis, 2B STL||Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Mark Ellis hits DL with oblique strain |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Tuesday, the team announced. Ellis was unavailable for the team's last three games with unspecified soreness, and it is not clear when he suffered this injury.
|Mark Ellis dealing with soreness |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis is dealing with soreness, according to MLB.com.
Manager Mike Matheny revealed after the game that Ellis wasn't available for Monday's game. Matheny did not specify the injury. Ellis is hitting .192 over 167 at-bats.
|Mark Ellis out, Greg Garcia in Saturday lineup |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/14) Scuffling second baseman Mark Ellis is set to sit Saturday against the host Cubs. Greg Garcia will make his second start instead.
Ellis has just two hits in his last 23 at-bats and owns a .121 average on the year.
|Mark Ellis to be Cards' regular second baseman |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(4/29/14) With Kolten Wong's demotion to Triple-A Memphis, veteran Mark Ellis will be the Cardinals' regular second baseman for now, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. El
"That’s what he was signed for," general manager John Mozeliak said of Ellis, who will make $5.25 million this year. "To give us that production, so we’ll take advantage of it."
The 36-year-old Ellis battled a knee injury in the spring but now feels ready for regular duty. He went 2 for 5 in Monday's loss to Milwaukee, raising his average to .160.
"Coming over here, I knew what I was getting into," Ellis said. "It’s unfortunate for Kolten that it hasn’t worked out well so far, not that it’s going to kill his career, by any means."
|Kolten Wong still ceding time to Mark Ellis |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/22/14) Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is back in the lineup Monday against the Mets, after sitting out the team's previous two games. Veteran Mark Ellis started in Wong's place, and manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday Ellis' track record plays a part in why he keeps turning his way.
"We have a known quantity in Mark Ellis," Matheny said. "When he's going right and we can fit him in there and the matchup looks good, it's an easy day to give to him. Kolten is one of those great expectations-type players. He's shown so much of what he can do. We have to take advantage of days when he doesn't look right so we don’t just beat him up."
Wong has struggled to open the season, hitting just .237/.297/.288, though he has appeared in 17 of the team's 20 games so far.
|While his offensive production has been in decline for years, Mark Ellis has kept his MLB career alive because of his defense. Ellis has a career .991 fielding percentage in 11 MLB seasons and once again had a strong defensive showing in 2013 with a .989 fielding percentage for the Dodgers. Ellis also hit .270 in 126 games, which was his highest batting average since hitting .291 in 2010. Unfortunately, he didn't provide much power or RBI production, and the Dodgers decided not to bring Ellis back in 2014 as they chose to move forward at second base with prospect Alexander Guerrero. Ellis eventually signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals, but the veteran infielder is expected to serve a bench role. Fantasy owners outside of NL-only Fantasy leagues and very deep Rotisserie formats don't have to worry about drafting Ellis.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/29/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|8/30/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Felix Doubront|
|8/30/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|8/31/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Travis Wood|
|9/1/14||PIT||2:15 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/2/14||PIT||8:15 pm||Jeff Locke|
|9/3/14||PIT||1:45 pm||Edinson Volquez|