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A.J. Ellis and all other arbitration-eligible Dodgers to return
A.J. Ellis and all other arbitration-eligible Dodgers to return

Catcher A.J. Ellis is coming back, and apparently so are all seven other  Dodgers eligible for arbitration. The Dodgers signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract for $2.525 million and tendered contracts to the other seven players prior to Tuesday's 9 p.m. deadline. The return of Ellis is easily the biggest news. A popular and much respected player in the clubhouse, the catcher was coming off an injury-filled 2014 season that saw his batting average plummet to .191 and there was concern among teammates he might not be back. Ellis, 34 next April, signed a one-year deal for $3.55 million last season in his first year of arbitration. Despite his down 2014, with an...

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