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  1. A.J. Ellis to undergo knee surgery tomorrow

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow.

  2. Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles Dodgers LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C…

  3. Dodgers’ bullpen nearly coughed up the lead in 7-5 victory over the D-Backs

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

    Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill couldn’t overcome his control issues and the Dodgers took advantage in the second and final game played at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, winning 7-5. They fly back home having swept the D-Backs in the two-game overseas set. The Dodgers rallied for a two-out run in the first inning when…

  4. The Dodgers Opening Day lineup announced — Yasiel Puig leading off

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Don Mattingly said he’d do it, and he has. Here’s the Dodgers Opening Day lineup, featuring Yasiel Puig in the leadoff slot: 1. Yasiel Puig RF 2. Justin Turner 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 5. Scott Van Slyke LF 6. Juan Uribe 3B 7. Andre Ethier CF 8. A.J. Ellis C…

  5. Video: Yasiel Puig throws out Mike Trout on inside-the-park home run attempt

    Mar 6, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? You decide. Baseball fans were provided with a heaping slice of awesomeness in this afternoon’s Cactus League matchup between the Dodgers and Angels, as Mike Trout‘s attempt at an inside-the-park home run was dashed thanks in part to a throw from Yasiel Puig. In the bottom…

  6. A.J. Ellis is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 8, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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    While Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis didn’t come right out and say it, this comes right out of the BSOHL playbook. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Ellis said today that he lost 15 pounds over the winter. The 32-year-old dropped the weight because he wants to take on a bigger load behind…

  7. Dodgers, A.J. Ellis avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.55 million contract, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Ellis requested $4.6 million and was offered $3 million from the Dodgers when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The two sides settled for $250,000 under the midpoint, but Joel Sherman of…

  8. Dodgers sign Miguel Olivo to minor league deal

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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    J.P. Hoonstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports that the Dodgers have signed veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Olivo batted just .203 with a .642 OPS and 23 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances last season for the Marlins. He walked out on the team…

  9. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  10. A.J. Ellis: Red Sox manager John Farrell trusting gut over numbers in the World Series

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell surveys the field before his team takes on the Baltimore Orioles in an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is providing analysis of the World Series to the L.A. Times. In a column posted yesterday prior to Game 2, he wrote about how Red Sox manager John Farrell is trusting his gut over the numbers in a short series lasting between five and seven games. The Red Sox are one…

  11. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  12. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  13. Cardinals put Game 6 out of reach with a fifth-inning outburst

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    After going up 4-0 in the third inning, the Cardinals continued to tack on runs in the fifth. In doing so, they chased Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw from the game after 98 pitches. The lefty did not record an out in the fifth. The inning started off with Yadier Molina singling to right field. Yasiel…

  14. Hanley Ramirez will start Game 6 of the NLCS after all

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    In the words of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, shortstop Hanley Ramirez is “worse today”, tweets Jayson Stark. Ramirez has been playing with a cracked rib caused by a 95 MPH Joe Kelly fastball in the first inning of the first game of the NLCS. Ramirez has just two hits (both singles) in 16 trips to…

  15. NLCS, Game 6: Dodgers-Cardinals lineup

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez has tried to play through a cracked rib, but was in obvious pain and is now out of the Dodgers’ lineup. Nick Punto is starting…

  16. Picture of the Day: Andre Ethier’s travel wardrobe

    Oct 17, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Via A.J. Ellis‘ Twitter feed, this is what Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is wearing on the flight from Los Angeles to St. Louis: The Joke had arrived…off to STL pic.twitter.com/9iQV4frJFJ — AJ Ellis (@AJEllis17) October 17, 2013 Still looks better than Craig Sager.

  17. Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford providing the pop for Dodgers

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adrian Gonzalez has averaged a homer every 25.1 at-bats in his year and a quarter with the Dodgers.  In Wednesday’s Game 5 victory, he hit his second and third in 35 postseason at-bats. Carl Crawford hit a total of six homers in 435 at-bats in his first year with the Dodgers. On Wednesday, he hit…

  18. Dodgers stay alive with NLCS Game 5 win over Cardinals

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

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    The NLCS is headed back to Busch Stadium. Zack Greinke found trouble early but settled in late as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-4 defeat of the visiting Cardinals in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. Greinke loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the…

  19. NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Lineups for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Joe Kelly David Freese is in the lineup again, playing through a calf injury, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has gone…

  20. Dodgers put up two runs in dramatic fourth inning

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    We had some drama in the bottom of the fourth inning of this NLCS Game 4 at Dodger Stadium. Cardinals starter Lance Lynn served up a leadoff double to Adrian Gonzalez, a walk to Andre Ethier and then sent what appeared to be a brushback pitch in the direction of Yasiel Puig‘s head. Puig, who…

  21. NLCS, Game 4: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 15, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Lineups for Game 4 in Los Angeles … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Daniel Descalso SP Lance Lynn So much for David Freese’s calf injury being a major issue. Not only aren’t the Cardinals going to replace…

  22. NLCS, Game 3: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Below are the starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Dodgers. First pitch at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on TBS. St. Louis currently leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday C Yadier…

  23. A.J. Ellis doesn’t think Yadier Molina should have had to apply a tag on close play at home

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    One of the memorable plays from NLCS Game 1 came in the top of the tenth inning. With one out, A.J. Ellis hit a line drive to right-center — a single if center fielder Jon Jay played it correctly. Jay, however, mistakenly dove after the ball and missed it completely. Ellis motored to third base…

  24. The Cardinals get on the board first in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was able to strand Matt Carpenter at third base after a leadoff triple in the bottom of the first inning, but he wasn’t as fortunate in the fifth inning. David Freese led off the fifth with a double to the left field corner and eventually moved over to third base on…

  25. NLCS, Game 2: Dodgers-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 2 of the NLCS in St. Louis … Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig 3B Juan Uribe CF Skip Schumaker C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Big changes now that Hanley Ramirez has been scratched due to sore ribs. Carl Crawford and…

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