Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:55:40 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis could platoon behind the plate with C Yasmani Grandal based on the opposing starting pitcher, according to general manager Andrew Friedman.
Fantasy Tip: Ellis is the elder statesman, and he lacks the offensive punch Grandal boasts. Additionally, it is likely Grandal earns the majority of starts at some point during the season. At best, Ellis is a low-end option in two-catcher formats.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:18:15 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers Cs A.J. Ellis and Yasmani Grandal are expected to split time behind the plate this season. Both catchers met recently with manager Don Mattingly to discuss the situation.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:39:46 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers Cs A.J. Ellis and Yasmani Grandal do not currently know how their playing time will shake out this year, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:25:34 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $4.25 million deal Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:40:13 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis was a player the San Diego Padres were seeking in the trade involving OF Matt Kemp. The Dodgers wouldn't let him go because SP Clayton Kershaw and others would have been unhappy.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:30:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 8. C Drew Butera is starting in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Ellis is out of your daily starting lineups tonight.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:00:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) returned to the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 4, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He had been sidelined with a sore knee.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 21:15:13 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 3, because of a sore knee.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 17:15:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (knee), OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and C A.J. Ellis (knee) will not be in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 2, but manager Don Mattingly said all three players could pinch hit in an emergency situation. 2B Justin Turner will make his first start of the year at first base in place of Gonzalez, 1B Scott Van Slyke will replace Puig in the outfield, and C Drew Butera will start for Ellis.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez, Puig and Ellis should all be considered day-to-day at this point, but make sure to remove all three from daily lineups.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:07:22 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) is in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the Chicago Cubs. 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup, and he is being replaced by 2B Justin Turner.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Uribe in leagues where you're starting him. He is likely just getting a scheduled off-day. Return Ellis to lineups.