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A.J. Ellis to undergo knee surgery tomorrow

Apr 7, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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Rough news for the Dodgers this evening, as the team has announced that catcher A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.

The Dodgers will release more information following the procedure, but he’ll likely miss a few weeks at the very least. Ellis previously had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the very same knee in October of 2012.

The .180 career hitter Drew Butera has been backing up Ellis so far this season, but the Dodgers figure to call up Tim Federowicz to help fill in.

  1. crillbill - Apr 8, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    I feel a trade for someone incredibly expensive coming up

    • lanflfan - Apr 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      I would not be shocked, but I highly doubt it. Dodgers still have depth in the bullpen, one of those pieces could be moved for a catcher, but if ownership wants to stick with the plan to build through the farm system then you can’t go trading off prospects whenever someone gets injured.

  2. jfk69 - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Yankees have a surplus of catchers. Sorry Nunez has already been traded.

  3. lanflfan - Apr 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Tough luck AJ, heal up for later this season.

    This is a great chance for Tim Federowicz to prove himself as a capable MLB catcher, because there is not anyone else in the Dodger minors even close to MLB shape behind the plate and the job is his to lose as Butera is not worth mentioning (and I still have no idea why Colletti traded for him).

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