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Dodgers activate A.J. Ellis from the disabled list

Dodgers activate A.J. Ellis from the disabled list
The Dodgers activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list Friday. Ellis suffered an ankle injury while celebrating Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Catcher A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list by the Dodgers, who optioned Tim Federowicz to triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.

Ellis sprained his ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter on May 25, as he stepped on Drew Butera’s discarded catcher’s mask.

Ellis has played in only 15 games this season. In early April, he underwent a knee operation that sidelined him for more than a month.

A career .252 hitter, Ellis is expected to be an offensive upgrade to Butera, who has started a majority of the games in his absence. Butera is batting .216.

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Butera leads the league in passed balls.

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