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M. Ellis rests; break for A.J. Ellis on tap

M. Ellis rests; break for A.J. Ellis on tap

M. Ellis rests; break for A.J. Ellis on tap
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is using Thursday's day off to get an extra day of rest for both of his Ellises.

On Wednesday night against San Francisco, he sat second baseman Mark Ellis and replaced him with Adam Kennedy. Ellis had started 26 of the club's 30 games. Kennedy is 5-for-16 against Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

On Friday night against Colorado, Mattingly said he will sit catcher A.J. Ellis and give Matt Treanor a start. Ellis has started 24 of the club's 30 games and is batting .348 with runners in scoring position.

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