Dodgers’ Ellis undergoes knee surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis had arthroscopic left

knee surgery and should be ready at the start of spring training in

February.

The team said Monday that Ellis had the 30-minute cleanup

procedure last Friday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, the

same day and place where slugger Matt Kemp had left shoulder

surgery.

Ellis sustained tears to the medial and lateral meniscus, the

team said. He will start physical therapy next week and is expected

to return to his normal offseason workouts in six weeks.

Ellis finished his first full season in the major leagues with a

.270 average, 13 home runs and 52 RBIs.