LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed infielder Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list with a left leg injury and recalled infielder Ivan De Jesus from Triple-A Albuquerque. Ellis was batting .273 with two home runs and nine RBI in 37 games this season.
De Jesus was hitting .275, including a .311 mark against right-handers (14-for-45), with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI in 13 games with Triple-A Albuquerque. The 25-year-old opened the season on the disabled list after suffering a strained left oblique during the Dodgers’ March 17 Spring Training game against the Giants and batted .261 with a triple and three RBI in 11 Cactus League games prior to his injury. The native of Puerto Rico made his Major League debut last year and is in his eighth professional season after being selected in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.