Los Angeles Dodgers veteran infielder Mark Ellis has spent 98 percent of his Major League Baseball career in California.
He started off with the Oakland Athletics in 2002 and played with the organization up until being moved to the Colorado Rockies in 2011. Ellis spent the remainder of the 2011 season with the Rockies then moved back to Sunny California but this time with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Seriously, does this state need anymore baseball teams? Anyways, the 36 year old right handed second baseman doesn’t necessarily pack a lot of punch in his bat, but he is one heck of a fielder. His career mark in home runs was 19 with 76 runs driven in, another career best which happened in Oakland.
In his two years with the Dodgers, Ellis has seen over 848 at bats through 236 games played. He’s picked up 124 hits with 34 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 79 RBI’s.
His production is going downhill as his age is catching up to him, so the Dodgers pulling the trigger and signing Alexander Guerrero was a great decision. Despite Guerrero’s signing, the Los Angeles Dodgers could bring back Mark Ellis for the 2014 season.
He has a $5.75 million dollar option and a $1 million buyout.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 23, 2013