Dodgers catcher Ellis injured celebrating no-hitter

A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers suffered an unfortunate injury while celebrating on...

A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers suffered an unfortunate injury while celebrating on Monday. (Harry How/Getty Images/AFP)

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The Philadelphia Phillies weren't the only casualties of Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett's no-hitter Sunday.

The Dodgers placed catcher A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after he sprained his right ankle during the postgame celebration of Beckett's gem against the Phillies. Ellis, who got Sunday off, landed on the mask of backup catcher Drew Butera as he and his teammates mobbed Beckett on the field.

"It's a pretty severely sprained right ankle," Ellis said Monday before the Dodgers opened a three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. "I rolled it over pretty good. I knew right away it was bad. I had treatment on the flight back. I called (trainer) Stan (Conte) this morning and told him I couldn't play for the next few days."

The Dodgers recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday, and Federowicz will split time with Butera until Ellis returns.

Ellis lasted less than two weeks in the lineup after missing 34 games with a torn meniscus in his left knee. He was activated May 14, and he is hitting .170 with a .350 on-base percentage, a .213 slugging percentage, no homers and one RBI in 15 games this year.

"For that to happen is kind of unfortunate," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Ellis' latest injury. "I know he feels terrible."

 


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