Ellis went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning of Thursday's 4-2 win over the Padres.

Ellis got the start at third base with Josh Rojas (oblique) on the shelf for the first few weeks of the season. Sergio Alcantara replaced Ellis at third after Cooper Hummel walked as a pinch hitter in the seventh. For now, Ellis and Alcantara will share the hot corner. The organization acquired another player that can play third Thursday, picking up Yonny Hernandez from the Rangers, but he'll open at Triple-A Reno.

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