A.J. Ellis’ recovery from surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee got off to a good start as the 33-year-old was progressing relatively quickly. Already catching bullpen sessions and Clayton Kershaw’s simulated game, Ellis’ next step was adding running to his workouts.

The catcher suffered some irritation in his knee when he first attempted to run. He later resumed with running during the team’s road trip and now is taking the next step in his recovery. Ellis was sent to Camelback Ranch so they could monitor his level of work, while simultaneously providing him with the opportunity to get at-bats in.

In Ellis’ absence, the Dodgers struggled to get production from the catcher’s position. Initially a tandem between Drew Butera and Tim Federowicz, now is Butera and Miguel Olivo. Since having his Minor League contract selected, Olivo has helped fill the void.

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Josh Beckett’s Strong Start Has Surprised Us All — Lasorda’s Lair

May’s Dodger Insider Magazine: So Many Pitches — Dodgers Digest

MLB News

Nolan Arenado Extends Hitting Streak To 28 Games — CBS Sports

MLB Power Rankings: Tigers At The Top — Yahoo! Sports

Joe Mauer Misses Fourth Straight — ESPN

D-Backs Rookie Owings Settles In Quickly, Makes Strong Impression — Fox Sports
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Dodgers Update: Clayton Kershaw’s Impressive Return, A.J. Ellis Improving


About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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