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Posts tagged ‘A.J. Ellis’

Roster Moves – 2010 End-of-Season

Following each WBRL season, all non-protectable players are released back into the player pool, and reserved players not eligible for protection in the minor leagues are promoted to the active roster:


  • SP Mat Latos
  • SP Wade LeBlanc
  • RP Aroldis Chapman
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • 1B Adam LaRoche
  • OF Marlon Byrd
  • 3B Casey Blake

Released / WBRL contract expired:

  • 1B Albert Pujols
  • 3B Chase Headley
  • SP Josh Johnson
  • SP Clayton Kershaw
  • SP Johnny Cueto

Released / Signed After Protection Deadline:

  • C A.J. Ellis
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera
  • SS Angel Sanchez
  • OF Cameron Maybin

Released / Non-Protectable Due to AL-NL Trade:

  • SP Dan Hudson

Remaining in Minors:

  • OF Trayvon Robinson

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)

Roster Moves – Week 25 – September 21st, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C A.J. Ellis, Dodgers ($0 bid), Add to actives
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at MI


  • RP Kenley Jansen


  • MI Angel Sanchez
  • SP Mat Latos


  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • C Geovany Soto


  • Herrera re-joins the RoadRunners this season.  He was previously FAAB’d for $6 in Week 12 (June 22nd) as backup for Troy Tulowitzki, who went on the DL with the broken wrist.  He was then released in Week 17 (July 27th).
  • Latos was sent down for the rest of the season. He is completely gassed, and he gave up 8 earned in 1-1/3 innings this week.  That’s bad news for the Padres’ playoff hopes.
  • Geovany Soto is out for the remainder of the season.  Soto underwent shoulder surgery on Sunday, and with a three-month recovery time, should be ready for the start of Spring Training.
  • No other FAAB bids were recorded this week.
  • Former two-time 2010 AaRr outfielder Matt Diaz endeared himself to the Philadelphia fans by tripping and aiding in the capture of  a fan that ran onto the field in the bottom of the 7th inning last night.