SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers called up right-hander John Ely to start Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres and sent down third-string catcher A.J. Ellis.
The 24-year-old Ely went 4-10 with a 5.49 ERA with the Dodgers last season.
Ellis caught 44 games last season for the Dodgers and hit .278. The Dodgers still have options on Ellis but do not on Hector Gimenez, who is serving as a backup to Rod Barajas.