Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A.J. Ellis, Unlikely DL Visitor

Josh Beckett may have gotten tips from A.J. Ellis preceding his no-hitter Sunday. But it was still Drew Butera who caught Beckett's masterpiece. And now, fate is hitting Ellis once again, as Ellis heads to the DL:

These major accomplishments can prove costly.

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis sprained his right ankle in the on-field celebration after Josh Beckett’s no-hitter Sunday in Philadelphia, stepping on, of all things, catcher Drew Butera’s mask.

The Dodgers put Ellis on the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds and called up Tim Federowicz from triple-A Albuquerque.

As per ESPN, at least x-rays were negative:

Ellis, batting .170 in 15 games, had had returned from the DL less than two weeks earlier after missing five weeks following left knee surgery. X-rays to Ellis' knee were negative, but he told Dodgers trainer Stan Conte Monday morning he was too sore to play.

And, as Deadspin linked in its article, it could be worse.

Get well soon, A.J.!