A.J. Ellis, 0-for-16, gets a day off.

Catcher A.J. Ellis, currently in the midst of an 0-for-16 slump, was given a day off Sunday by manager Don Mattingly. Matt Treanor is batting eighth and catching.

Ellis is still the team leader in on-base percentage, which is rather amazing given the talent around him in the Dodgers lineup, and a Sunday day off is nothing new.

But after starting the Dodgers’ past 11 games, a span that includes two off-days, Ellis’ problems at the plate have caught the attention of manager Don Mattingly.

“Just a drag in his swing,” Mattingly said. “He just looks a little tired.”

Ellis, 31, has appeared in 120 games this season — 10 more than his previous career high, which he set in 2007 with the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate.

Expect Ellis to be back in the lineup Tuesday in Washington following Monday’s off-day.

“Hopefully (having two days off will) just give him some juice in the legs,” Mattingly said.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.