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A.J. Ellis is a former MLB catcher who played for the Dodgers, Phillies, Marlins and Padres. He was selected in the 18th round of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft by Los Angeles, after playing his college baseball at Austin Peay (Clarksville, Tennessee), where he became the school’s all-time leader in hits.
Ellis made his MLB debut on Sept. 15, 2008, with the Dodgers and played nine seasons in L.A. before being traded to the Phillies. He played two more seasons with the Marlins (2017) and Padres (2018) before retiring and joining San Diego’s front office as a special assistant to the general manager
Today on the podcast, Ellis shares amazing stories from his time as an MLB catcher working with players like Clayton Kershaw and Greg Maddux, and playing for managers Joe Torre and Don Mattingly. Ellis also discusses what it was like to be on the cover of Sports Spectrum Magazine’s Summer 2015 issue.
"That’s been my mission—to be like Christ and be a servant.” -A.J. Ellis http://t.co/kfbm9Z7XfD
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