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Los Angeles Times May 17, 2015

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is trying to get used to backup role

On the sixth game of the homestand, A.J. Ellis finally started a game.
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How Bad Are Things For A.J. Ellis?

How Bad Are Things For A.J. Ellis?

A.J. Ellis, last year's starting catcher for the Dodgers, has always been regarded for solid defense, general poise and presence, and on-field leadership. However his woeful batting average (.191 last year in 93 games) led the club to pick up Yasmani Grandal for the starting catcher role this year. Although Ellis' OBP was relatively more positive (.323, in the range of reasonable relative to last year's starting lineup), his OPS+ of 67 was by far the worst of any position starter last year. And this year's OPS+ of 22 isn't going to make much of a case for Ellis to get back to a starting...

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