|Jan. 13 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Ellis and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $4.25 million, one-year contract, a $700,000 raise. The catcher, who had been eligible to file for salary arbitration Tuesday, turns 34 in April.
Analysis: Ellis hit a career-low .191 last season while playing in 93 games. He spent time spent on the disabled list for knee surgery and a sprained ankle. New general manager Farhan Zaidi recognized that Ellis is a leader on the club whose preparation and comfort level with the pitching staff is valuable. Ace Clayton Kershaw was vocal in his support of Ellis last season.
|Sep. 20 11:31 AM PT12:31 PM MT1:31 PM CT2:31 PM ET14:31 ET18:31 GMT2:31 11:31 AM MST1:31 PM EST2:01 PM VEN22:31 UAE1:31 PM CT-Ellis had his second career multihomer game and drove in a season-high four runs in a 14-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Analysis: Ellis, 6 for 21 with seven RBIs in his last six games, also had two homers against the Cubs in a 6-1 victory in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 2012.
|Aug. 3 10:12 PM PT11:12 PM MT12:12 AM CT1:12 AM ET1:12 ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST12:42 AM VEN9:12 UAE12:12 AM CT-Ellis is dealing with a knee injury.
Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
|July 5 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Ellis turned in a nice fantasy effort Friday.
Analysis: Ellis had three hits and was behind the plate for Clayton Kershaw's latest masterful performance.
|June 13 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-The Los Angeles Dodgers activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Ellis has been limited to 15 games this season because of the sprained ankle and a left knee injury that required surgery. He is hitting .170 with one RBI.
|May 26 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Ellis remains on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.
Analysis: Ellis was hurt while celebrating Josh Beckett's no-hitter for the Dodgers on May 25. Around home plate, he stepped on the discarded helmet of backup Drew Butera, who caught the majors' first no-no of the season. It is the second DL stint for Ellis. He was out April 8-May 13 after left knee surgery.
|Apr. 8 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET18:39 GMT2:39 11:39 AM MST1:39 PM EST2:09 PM VEN22:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Ellis was reinstated from the disabled list Wednesday after missing 34 games.
Analysis: Ellis was recovering from surgery to clean up the medial meniscus in his left knee. He went 0 for 4 in his eighth game this season and is batting .143 (4 for 28).
|Feb. 1 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET19:01 GMT3:01 12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-The Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal Saturday.
Analysis: Ellis drove in 52 runs last season, his second as the team's starting catcher.