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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A man of the people, A.J. Ellis even thanked the media before departing the Dodgers for his new gig with the Phillies: "You have treated me so fair," he said. "The members of the media have made me look and sound better than I really am. I'm really thankful for you guys. You guys deserve to be the voice to the fans. Hopefully more people, more future players, remember what you guys do so thank you all very much." Now that's some analysis.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Chad Wheeler continues to work himself back from plantar fasciitis. A second-team all-Pac-12 pick from a year ago, Wheeler worked out in individual drills today, but has not practiced with the team in two weeks.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC left tackle Chad wheeler continues to work his way back from planter fasciitis. He did some individual work today at practice and coach Clay Helton said he experienced no pain. Wheeler, a second-team all-Pac-12 selection last year, has not participated in team drills in two weeks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff, on what he wants to accomplish in Week 3 of the preseason: "I just want to build off what I was able to feel last game. It started to feel a lot more like it has in the past. I think that just comes with more reps and settling in. I want to build off that in Denver."

Trout gets Angels rolling with two of his four RBIs (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Todd Gurley will play a series or two and that's it on Saturday. The rest of the starters will add a couple of series to what they got last game.

The stars of 2017 NBA free agency (1:21)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Everyone is up in arms over why thd Dodgers would trade A.J. Ellis, Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher and best buddy. It's simple though: Ellis ranks 347th out of 351 batters with at least 150 PAs in wOBA. They needed a better option available in case Yasmani Grandal gets injured.

Donaldson obliterates baseball in massive home run (0:29)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers individual game tickets for the 2016-17 season will go on sale at noon PST Friday on the Lakers' official website, the team announced. Approximately 1,000 tickets are available for each of the Lakers' 41 home games, the team stated in a release.

Lineup: Dodgers (71-55) vs. Giants (68-58)

  • 1. Enrique Hernandez, CF (R)
  • 2. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 3. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 4. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 7. Rob Segedin, RF (R)
  • 8. Ross Stripling, RHP
  • 9. Charlie Culberson, 2B (R)
  • Daily lineups

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, on essentially swapping well-liked catcher A.J. Ellis for Carlos Ruiz. "I can go on and on about A.J. and his attributes, and what he brings to a team, and if Carlos didn't possess similar things, we wouldn't have made the move."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said things will change with USC prep beginning tomorrow: "It's time now -- a little bit judgment day -- of who we're going to coach." Still no decision on who starts at QB, though.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Close friends A. J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw shed a tear together after Ellis was traded Thursday from the Dodgers to the Phillies. Said Ellis: "To know that, in almost all likelihood, I will never get to catch (Kershaw) again is definitely the most devastating thing I'm feeling right now."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin on the depth difference with this year's offense as opposed to recent versions: "At times when you're not deep, the defense can see what you're capable of doing in the first drive, like, 'OK, that's it.' Now, when you're rolling in backups and guys are staying fresh, that's the best part I'm feeling. When the [backups] go in, it's like a different speed and different strengths because they're fresh. In the past, we had players that had to get every rep in practice and every rep in games."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, on his trade Thursday to the Phillies: It's a really, really sad day for me and a really sad day for my family. One of the things I was most proud of was being a Dodger for my entire career."

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Fascinating trade involving the Phillies and Dodgers. Carlos Ruiz goes to the Dodgers for C AJ Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. Wonder if Ruiz becomes Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher when Kershaw returns