The captain behind the dish is back. There were various reports this afternoon indicating that AJ Ellis was at Dodger Stadium readying for this evenings game. Now we hear that the speculation is true.
AJ Ellis has returned to the Dodgers after undergoing knee surgery just over a month ago. That's a heck of a turnaround, don't ya know.
Furthermore, he has been inserted into tonight's Dodger lineup.
In celebration of AJ's return I made the above fantasy card for him. I used a photo grabbed from twitter from Cindy Ellis and the 1987 Topps Baseball card design.
Via a Dodgers press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated catcher A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Miguel Olivo to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Ellis has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 6 after undergoing left knee surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on April 8. The seven-year Major League veteran appeared in the Dodgers’ first seven games of the season and played in two rehab games for Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .400 (2-for-5) with a homer, two RBI and a walk, last playing on Monday at El Paso (San Diego).
Olivo appeared in eight games for Los Angeles, batting .217 (5-for-23) with two RBI.
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