Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday. He took batting practice in the afternoon along with Juan Uribe, separate from the rest of the club.
Though he looked healthy, the Dodgers will wait at least a day before activating the catcher from the 15-day disabled list.
“We feel like today tells us if he feels good, he bounces back after catching two days,” Mattingly said. “He feels like he’s ready to play. Medical feels like he’s ready to play. It’s soon.”
Drew Butera is catching Josh Beckett and Miguel Olivo is serving as the backup.