Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed second year contract with a club option for 2014.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ellis hit .248 with seven homers, 41 runs batted in and a career-high 14 stolen bases in 132 games while splitting the 2011 campaign with Oakland and Colorado. He batted .274 in 70 games with the Rockies.
"Mark brings a veteran presence to our lineup and he knows how to handle the bat," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti in a statement. "On defense, he's been one of the most dependable second basemen in baseball over the course of his career."
Ellis led all big league second basemen with a .995 fielding percentage last year. He had a 102-game errorless streak during the 2007 season with Oakland.
The 34-year-old native of South Dakota owns a .266 career batting average in 10 big league seasons with Oakland and Colorado. He twice led the Athletics in batting, including a career-best .316 average in 2005.