Dodgers activate A.J. Ellis, option Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

PHILADELPHIA — The Dodgers activated A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Ellis hasn’t played since July 19 because of pain in his right knee. Austin Barnes, roundly hugged in the Dodgers’ clubhouse after Sunday’s win over the Angels, was predictably optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Barnes appeared in four games in his latest major league stint. He had three hits in 12 plate appearances.

Yasmani Grandal, not Ellis, will catch Alex Wood‘s Dodgers debut today against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Surprise: A.J. Ellis, not Yasmani Grandal, is the Dodgers’ catcher on the disabled list.

A.J. EllisATLANTA — One day after A.J. Ellis stepped in behind the plate for Yasmani Grandal, who took a foul tip off his mask and briefly couldn’t open his mouth, the Dodgers placed one of their catchers on the 15-day disabled list: Ellis.
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Game 93: Zack Greinke stymies the Washington Nationals.

Zack Greinke

Outside of the All-Star Game, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 2/3 innings on the mound. (Associated Press photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Zack Greinke was untouchable for eight innings as the Dodgers finished off a series win against the Nationals. The box score is here.

Carl Crawford is about to rejoin a crowded Dodgers outfield, and Yasmani Grandal got a health scare in the form of a foul ball to his mask.