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Dodgers C Ellis on DL; Ryu misses start

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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed catcher A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique injury and scratched left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu from his start on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies because of a sore left foot.

Ellis has started 41 games behind the plate this season and is hitting .262 with two home runs and 12 RBI. He suffered the oblique injury during the past week.

Ryu was hit on the foot by a comebacker to the mound on Tuesday. He worked out in the bullpen this week, but the Dodgers decided to hold him out with the intention that he could make his next start and avoid the disabled list. X-rays of the foot were negative.

In his first season with the Dodgers, the 26-year-old Ryu is 6-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 11 starts.

The Dodgers, last in the National League West, recalled right-hander Matt Magill from Triple-A to take Ellis' roster spot and start for Ryu on Sunday. Magill is 0-0 with a 5.50 ERA in four starts for the Dodgers this year.

Injuries continue to plague the Dodgers this season. Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Stephen Fife, Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramriez are all currently on the disabled list.
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