Dodgers Catcher Injures Himself During No-Hitter Celebration, Hits DL
A no-hitter in baseball is sometimes just as gratifying for the catcher as it is for the pitcher.
The Dodgers placed starting catcher Ellis on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend after the catcher sprained his right ankle celebrating Beckett's no-hitter against the Phillies.
Ellis didn't play in the game, rather as he was rushing the field to celebrate with teammates, he stepped on a discarded mask of reserve catcher Drew Butera, who caught the no-hitter.
"I wanted to be a part of it. It's a great day, a great experience to be a part of. I quickly lost my thrill for what happened," Ellis told reporters.
The Dodgers recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Class AAA Albuquerque, where he was hitting .298 in 17 games.
Albuquerque catcher Miguel Olivo, who has extensive major league experience, was recently suspended by the Dodgers for being accused of biting off a teammates ear in a dugout fight.
They certainly could use his services after this weekend.
It was the first MLB no hitter of the season and the first one in Josh Beckett's impressive career. Beckett also is a two time World Series champion, along with ALCS and World Series MVP honors.