Dodgers’ Ellis Injures Himself Celebrating No-Hitter, Returns To DL
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has gone on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle, a day after getting hurt while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter.
Ellis rushed to join his teammates in the celebration on Sunday in Philadelphia. Around home plate, he stepped on the discarded helmet of backup Drew Butera, who caught the majors’ first no-hitter of the season.
It is the second DL stint for Ellis. He was out April 8-May 13 after left knee surgery.
The team recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque, where he was hitting .298 in 17 games. He played 13 games for the Dodgers in April.
Manager Don Mattingly says Ellis’ injury is poor timing, but that he feels comfortable with either Butera or Federowicz. Butera was to start Monday night at home against the Cincinnati Reds.
Also out for the Dodgers is shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who has a calf issue.
Ellis is batting .170, but has walked 12 times in 47 at-bats this season.
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