MARK ELLIS, 35, second base
Final 2012 stats: .258, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 62 runs, .330 on-base and .364 slugging percentages and three errors in 415 at-bats.
Contract status: Signed for 2012 at $5.25 million. Dodgers hold $5.75 million option for 2014.
The good: He arrived last season with a reputation as a strong defender, but proved better than advertised. He was beyond steady, not only making routine plays but also covering surprising ground. The surprise was when he didn’t make a play.
Offensively was solid, if dipping slightly after returning from disabled list. Became Dodgers’ primary No.2 hitter, though had only two sacrifice bunts. Hit .321 against left-handers with .500 slugging percentage. Great teammate.