Surgery season is underway

October, 8, 2012
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The latest Dodger to undergo surgery, catcher A.J. Ellis, is expected to be out for six weeks after a 30-minute cleanup procedure on his left knee performed Friday by team orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

The Dodgers expect Ellis to be fully healthy by the start of spring training.

Ellis caught more games than all but three National League catchers and had a career year, batting .270 with 13 home runs, 52 RBIs and a .373 on-base percentage. Ellis had tears to the medial and lateral menisci, the team said.

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp also underwent surgery Friday, on his left shoulder, and is expected to be out around three months. The Dodgers are hopeful he will be ready to go on Opening Day.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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