It was obvious that Mark Ellis’s time with the Los Angeles Dodgers was up when they signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero.
The Dodgers declined the 36 year old veterans $5.75 million dollar option but expressed interest in him returning to the team. His return to the Dodgers may be unlikely, but he’s still picking up some interest from other teams in the league.
Ellis is a guy who can step in for any team and provide some solid defense at whichever position they stick him in. He fielded .989 with 225 put outs, 392 assists and 78 double plays while being charged with six errors.
His bat can still provide some offense, but not a whole lot. Ellis .270/.323/.351 across the line with six home runs and 48 RBI’s in 433 at bats.
Now according to Peter Gammons’ blog, the Miami Marlins have discussed Mark Ellis who also happens to be on Detroit’s radar as well.
This team has been actively looking for some infielders who can provide some leadership.