Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:57:38 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated C A.J. Ellis (ankle) from the disabled list Friday, June 13, and optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Ellis will return to starting catching duties immediately, and he should be returned to your lineups if you kept him on roster through his DL stint. Ellis could be widely available in your league, too, so consider adding him if your catcher option has been struggling.
Mon, 26 May 2014 14:18:49 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed C A.J. Ellis (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right ankle sprain. The team also recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Federiwicz and Drew Butera likely will share catching duties while Ellis is out, but they should only be options in NL-only and two-catcher leagues.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:57:35 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, April 30, and recalled C Miguel Olivo from Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz just wasn't cutting it offensively, hitting near .100. Olivo could form some sort of platoon with Drew Butera behind the dish with A.J. Ellis still out. If neither are receiving regular PT, they aren't worth your time, even in two-catcher leagues.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:30:01 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez, OF Carl Crawford, 2B Dee Gordon and C Tim Federowicz are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Remove all of these players from your starting lineups this evening.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:22:14 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Tim Federowicz said Tuesday, April 8, that he is prepared and expects to be the team's primary catcher while C A.J. Ellis (knee) is on the mend.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz certainly has more offensive upside than Drew Butera, but this is just the word of the player and not the word of the skipper. However, Federowicz is worth scooping up in all NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats which require two starting backstops.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:45:15 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed C A.J. Ellis (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 8, and recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz and Drew Butera will split catching duties with Ellis out for four to six weeks. Federowicz should be your first target in NL-only or two-catcher leagues, as he has more offensive upside than Butera.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:07:35 -0700
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) had been receiving lengthy treatment after each game, but the conditioned worsened after he was thrown out trying to score from second Saturday, April 5. C Tim Federowicz is expected to be called up because C Miguel Olivo isn't on the 40-man roster.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:38:19 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said C A.J. Ellis is expected to receive all of the starts behind the plate throughout the NLDS. He had platooned with C Tim Federowicz over the final six weeks of the regular season.
Fri, 31 May 2013 14:36:25 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (oblique) is day-to-day with a strained oblique that is affecting him when he swings a bat.
Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains typically require DL stints. Tim Federowicz and Ramon Hernandez will split duties behind the plate with Ellis out. Federowicz is your best bet to produce in two-catcher, NL-only leagues.
Thu, 30 May 2013 17:17:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (side) is out of the lineup Thursday, May 30, while dealing with a sore right side muscle.
Fantasy Tip: Tim Federowicz was called up Thursday and is starting in place of Ellis. If Ellis' injury keeps him out for a while, it'll make Federowicz more attractive in NL-only setups.