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Clayton Kershaw hopes Dodgers' plans include bringing back A.J. Ellis
Clayton Kershaw hopes Dodgers' plans include bringing back A.J. Ellis

Shortly after the Dodgers' season ended, Clayton Kershaw imagined a future without his longtime catcher. As Kershaw started talking about the possibility, his voice cracked. "I don't know what I'm going to do if he's not back," Kershaw said. A.J. Ellis is under the Dodgers' control for two more seasons. But Ellis was paid $3.55 million this year and is in line to receive a significant raise in arbitration. Rather than pay him a higher salary, the Dodgers could part ways with him. "I think we'd be losing a lot if we let him go," Kershaw said. "I know A.J. will land on his feet, but we need him here a lot." Determining whether...

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