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Meet the New Guys: A.J. Ellis, Jonathan Herrera (again)

Ellis gets acquired due to his high batting average as a replacement for the disabled Russell Martin. With the RoadRunners’ Geovany Soto undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery yesterday (and not protectable), we need all the assistance we can get. Ellis was sent down to the minors when the team acquired Rod Barajas, but he’s back now that rosters have expanded. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .174 in 69 at-bats with the Dodgers this season. (Rotoworld)

Herrera re-joins the RoadRunners in 2010, having served well during Troy Tulowitzki’s absence. Now Herrera fills in for Eric Young, Jr., who had been getting plenty of at-bats at second. Herrera reached base four times, scored twice, and stole a base against the Dodgers on Sunday. Herrera singled, doubled, and walked twice to raise his average to .294 in 187 at-bats since joining the Rockies. That he’s added 21 walks make him a useful bench player, but Herrera’s complete lack of power leave him unfit to be a regular. (Rotoworld)