The Los Angeles Dodgers shockingly revealed on Monday that starting catcher A.J. Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee Tuesday.
While I am not a physical therapist or a doctor like FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports’ very own Ziad Dahdul, it sounds like Ellis will miss the next several weeks. At the moment Drew Butera is Los Angeles’ backup catcher.
AJ Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear tomorrow morning, according to the #Dodgers.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 8, 2014
Through seven games Ellis was batting a mere .167 with no home runs or runs batted in while striking out six times. He has had back-to-back double-digit home run seasons in 2012-13 though and did hit .270 or better from 2010-2012, so he does have the potential to be a solid, yet quiet offensive player if things all fall into line. The torn meniscus isn’t a good start.
Ellis should be riding the Waiver Wire pine at the moment and should only be kept on rosters that play in deep leagues and have a disabled list.