Rough news for the Dodgers this evening, as the team has announced that catcher A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.
The Dodgers will release more information following the procedure, but he’ll likely miss a few weeks at the very least. Ellis previously had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the very same knee in October of 2012.
The .180 career hitter Drew Butera has been backing up Ellis so far this season, but the Dodgers figure to call up Tim Federowicz to help fill in.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.