The Dodgers have acquired catcher Carlos Ruiz and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for catcher A.J. Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Ellis was the Dodgers’ longest tenured player, a product of the same 2004 draft class that yielded Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley.
Ruiz, 37, had a .261 batting average in 48 games for the Phillies this season.
Read a full recap of the trade and Ellis’ comments here.