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Report: Dodgers Close To A Two-Year Deal With Mark Ellis

Infielder Mark Ellis is on the verge of a two-year $9 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Ellis, 34, will look to sure up a Dodgers infield that had trouble producing offensively last season. In 2011 the nine-year veteran hit .248/.288/.346 in 132 games between Oakland and Colorado. While those numbers were well below his career averages, Ellis managed to hit a promising .274/.317/.392 in his 70 game stint with the Rockies.

In 2010, Ellis had one of his best seasons as a professional, batting .291/.358/.381 in 124 games with the Athletics.