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Orange County Register Aug 20, 2014
Struggling Ellis fed a steady diet of fastballs for Dodgers

Struggling Ellis fed a steady diet of fastballs for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Across the major leagues, more than 350 players have batted at least 150 times this season, and Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is seeing more fastballs than any of them. He knows why: He’s struggling something awful. The average...

Dan Haren fighting back from brink

ATLANTA -- When Jayson Heyward hit a lazy pop-up and both Scott Van Slyke and A.J. Ellis drifted over in plenty of time, neither calling for it and the ball landing harmlessly in foul ground, Dan Haren slammed his fist into his glove. At 33 and with a softening fastball, Haren doesn't have the margin for error to shrug off a key out, especially with the go-ahead run in scoring position. Three innings later, when Haren struck out Chris Johnson with a nasty split-finger pitch and Ellis blocked it in the dirt to get the Dodgers through the sixth inning with a lead, Haren -- normally stoic, if...
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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis sitting

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 8. ...
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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis returns

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) returned to the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 4, ...
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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis misses another game

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. ...

Injuries not serious for Puig, Gonzalez, Ellis

After learning Saturday that left-handed relief pitcher Paul Maholm suffered a torn right ACL while covering first base during Friday night’s loss to the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers were due some happy news. Thankfully, they didn’t need to wait long. Friday’s game featured health scares for Yasiel Puig (mild left hamstring strain), Adrian Gonzalez (right knee bruise) and A.J. Ellis (sore right knee), but the trio should be fine moving forward, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

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