A's Ellis to start rehab Saturday in Sacramento

June 18, 2011, 12:03 am
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comOAKLAND -- A's second baseman Mark Ellis, on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain, will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.A's interim manager Bob Melvin said Friday afternoon that Ellis will play three games for the Rivercats. Ellis is eligible to come off the disabled list on Wednesday, though Melvin was noncommittal about a specific timetable for the veteran infielder's return.
Ellis' replacement, Jemile Weeks, is batting .344. Ellis was injured on June 6, in a 4-2 loss to Baltimore. He left the game in the fifth inning.

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