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Dodgers Place Rod Barajas On Disabled List, Recall A.J. Ellis From Triple A Albuqerque

Before Sunday's series finale with the Houston Astros, the Dodgers placed catcher Rod Barajas on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Barajas injured the ankle in Saturday's game with Houston, and left in the fifth inning. Barajas had his foot in a boot on Sunday morning. A.J. Ellis was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque to take his place.

Barajas is second on the Dodgers with eight home runs this season, but is hitting just .220/.262/.385. Ellis began the season with the Dodgers, with Dioner Navarro on the DL, and had four singles and four walks in 19 plate appearances. The 30-year old Ellis was hitting .307/.482/.426 in Triple A this season.

Here are today's starting lineups:

Astros (27-45)

Bourn CF
Bourgeois RF
Keppinger 2B
Lee LF
Wallace 1B
Johnson 3B
Barmes SS
Corporan C
Norris P

Dodgers (31-41)

Gordon SS
Uribe 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Thames LF
Navarro C
Kuroda P

Today's 1:10 p.m PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.