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.
Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.