| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:18 PM
A.J. Ellis and the Dodgers avoided salary arbitration, as the catcher agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Ellis, 33, is expected to split time behind...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:34 PM
A.J. Ellis, 33, catcher.
Final 2014 stats: .191 batting average, three home runs, 25 RBI, 21 runs and .323 on-base and .254 slugging percentages in 347 plate appearances.
Contract status: Has been offered salary arbitration.
The good: Not a whole...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When the Dodgers take the field for their first game of the 2015 season, one of their most popular players of the last decade will be wearing the uniform of the opposing team.
Matt Kemp will playing for the San Diego Padres, who visit Dodger Stadium for...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:07 PM
JOSH BECKETT, 34, starting pitcher.
Final 2014 stats: 6-6, 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .226 opponent batting average, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA on the road.
Contract status: Retired.
The good: On May 25, Beckett completed his...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The Dodgers can no longer wait for Matt Kemp to rescue them with a home run.
In the wake of a frenzied 24-hour period during which they traded the 2011 MVP runner-up to the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers returned from baseball's winter meetings with a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Quick, somebody tear down that Matt Kemp billboard on the corner of Sunset and Elysian Park and throw up a new one featuring a stranger with a jackhammer.
Live. Breathe. Friedman.
The Dodgers are no longer a reflection of two playoff appearances in...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:36 PM
Now that Clayton Kershaw has won this third Cy Young, the Dodgers have awarded him somebody even more important.
He has just been given an A.J. Ellis.
In a smart old-school baseball move by the Dodgers' new analytical bosses, Ellis was tendered a one-...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Catcher A.J. Ellis is coming back, and apparently so are all seven other Dodgers eligible for arbitration.
The Dodgers signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract for $2.525 million and tendered contracts to the other seven players prior to...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:17 PM
DREW BUTERA, 31, catcher.
Final 2014 stats: Hit .188 with three home runs and 14 RBIs with .267 on-base and .288 slugging percentages in 192 plate appearances. Threw out 11 of 34 base-stealers (32 percent).
Contract status: Has been offered...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 1:43 PM
MIGUEL ROJAS, 25, infielder.
Final 2014 stats: Hit .181 with 16 runs, one homer, 9 RBI and .242 on-base and .221 slugging percentages in 149 plate appearances. Seven errors in 198 chances (.965).
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: A very...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:58 PM
The biggest stumbling block for the Cubs in their pursuit of free-agent catcher Russell Martin seemingly is the Dodgers' unlimited budget.
There's little chance the Pirates will outbid the Cubs, and the Blue Jays don't seem to have the stomach to go...