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Dodgers News & Rumors: Mark Ellis Sees His Market Heating Up

Hanley Ramirez and Mark EllisThe Los Angeles Dodgers have been relatively quiet in the off-season and theyve lost more players then they’ve signed. Second baseman Mark Ellis is probably the next one to leave Los Angeles after a successful campaign in 2013 as the Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers have expressed interest in signing him.

The 36-year old Ellis became a free agent after the Dodgers declined his 2014 club option that was worth $5.75 million. In his place, the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year contract with hopes he’ll provide more offense from the second base position.

Still, GM Ned Colletti still said saying Ellis could happen since he brought a good veteran presence to the clubhouse. Ellis was a Gold Glove nominee last season and hit .270 with six home runs and 48 RBI in 480 plate appearances.

The Dodgers have the resources to sign Ellis, but he might be looking to start for another ball club. Ellis isn’t the only starting infielder who might end up leaving the Dodgers, third baseman Juan Uribe is also a free agent and looking for a three year deal.

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