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Posted: Saturday May 19, 2012 9:27PM ; Updated: Saturday May 19, 2012 9:27PM

Dodgers put 2B Ellis on DL, recall DeJesus

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers placed second baseman Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list because of a banged up left knee - making him the fifth position player and fourth regular that manager Don Mattingly has lost in a span of 11 days.

Ellis was injured during the seventh inning of Friday night's 6-5 Dodgers victory when he took a short toss from shortstop Dee Gordon on a fielder's choice grounder by Shane Robinson and was upended by Tyler Greene on a hard but clean straight-on takeout slide. The Dodgers already have center fielder Matt Kemp, third baseman Juan Uribe, left fielder Juan Rivera and utility infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. on the DL.

Infielder Ivan DeJesus was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill Ellis' roster spot.

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