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Mark Ellis

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  • Baseball capsules for the NL Central Division

    NL CENTRAL (in predicted order to finish) St. Louis Cardinals Last year: 97-65 (first, NL Central) New faces: 2B Mark Ellis (Dodgers), SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers), OF Peter Bourjos (Angels) Former faces: 3B David Freese (Angels), OF Carlos Beltran...
  • Capsules for the NL West Division

    NL WEST (in predicted order to finish) Los Angeles Dodgers Last year: 92-70 (first, NL West) New faces: 2B Alex Guerrero (Cuba), RHP Dan Haren (Nationals), RHP Chris Perez (Indians), RHP Jamey Wright (Rays), OF Mike Baxter (Mets) Former faces: RHP...
  • Butler grabs Cardinals' final roster spot

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. With less than two weeks remaining in spring training and the final scramble on to find the last member of the bullpen, Cardinals coaches approached righty Keith Butler with a suggestion. When he delivered his fastball his arm was higher,...
  • 'Battle of the Birds' a plus for Cardinals

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Despite the threat of rain, long lines had already formed outside AutoZone Park before 4 p.m. Friday, more than 30 minutes before the gates were to open for the "Battle of the Birds" exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the...
  • Versatile Descalso still has role with Cardinals

    JUPITER, Fla. The bricks have shifted the last several seasons. Albert Pujols left the Cardinals after 2011, Lance Berkman after 2012 and Carlos Beltran following last October's World Series. Veteran arms Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook are no longer in the...
  • Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)

    Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)
    I hope Chick Hearn doesn't have cable in heaven. John C. Borrego Temecula :: How bad was it at Staples Center on Thursday night? It was so bad that that Justin Bieber pulled his pants up, so that he could make a quick getaway. It was so bad...
  • Who will be left holding the bag at second for the Dodgers?

    PHOENIX — With fewer than three weeks remaining until opening day, the Dodgers don't know who's on second. Early signs point to newcomer Alex Guerrero starting the season in the minor leagues. Unless that changes, the Dodgers probably will...
  • Grapefruit League starts with old college try

    The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
  • Does losing Masahiro Tanaka mean Dodgers reached financial limit?

    And then a bullet did not bounce off the chest. The baseball world did not fall to its feet. Shock and awe and resignation were notably absent. The Dodgers lost Wednesday, lost in a realm they had fairly dominated since new ownership took up residence...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: A.J. Ellis, a rock behind the plate

    Daily Dodger in Review: A.J. Ellis, a rock behind the plate
    A.J. ELLIS, 32, catcher Final 2013 stats: .238 batting average, 10 home runs, 52 RBIs, .318 on-base and .364 slugging percentages, threw out 44.4% of base stealers (28 of 63), the staff ERA when he caught was 3.06. Contract status: In second year of...
  • Dodgers' season ends in 9-0 loss to Cardinals in Game 6 of NLCS

    Dodgers' season ends in 9-0 loss to Cardinals in Game 6 of NLCS
    The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded. Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play....
  • Cardinals' Joe Kelly had the biggest hit of this series

    Cardinals' Joe Kelly had the biggest hit of this series
    ST. LOUIS — The plan worked to perfection, through the first round of the playoffs. Then the plan was fractured. The eighth rib of Hanley Ramirez was fractured. So, too, was the Dodgers' season. As it turned out, the National League Championship...