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Dodgers ink C Ellis, P Belisario to 1-year deals

5:54 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms on one-year contracts with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario on Friday.

Ellis batted .270 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI over 133 games with Los Angeles last season. Over 220 career games, the five-year pro has batted .267 with 15 home runs and 80 RBI.

Belisario, who missed the entire 2011 season because he was unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States, appeared in 68 games out of the bullpen for the Dodgers in 2012, posting an 8-1 record with a 2.54 earned run average.

Belisario missed a portion of the 2012 campaign after failing a drug test, but managed to strike out 69 batters over 71 innings.

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