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.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:20:55 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear. The surgery will take place Tuesday, April 8, according to the team. According to a source, Ellis could return from surgery in four to six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: The team has Drew Butera as their backup and could recall Miguel Olivo or Tim Federowicz from Triple-A. However, they may not be satisfied with either of them and could look for outside help. All three replacements only serve as depth in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:16:01 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal worth $3.45 million. The deal includes incentives based on starts and plate appearances.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:26:33 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is asking for $4.6 million in arbitration, while the team is offering $3 million.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 08:58:18 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (elbow) underwent X-rays after the game Sunday, Oct. 6, after he was hit by a pitch on the left elbow in the eighth inning. Ellis said he felt fine.
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.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:16:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier will start in center field against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Aug. 17. C A.J. Ellis (knee) will start behind the plate, with SP Clayton Kershaw on the mound.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:14:42 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) took a foul ball by Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf off his left knee during the eighth inning Friday, Aug. 16, but remained in the game despite limping around.