Mark Ellis will be back, according to ESPN. It’s a 2-year deal, with a team option for a third, at about 5 to 6 million/year. That sounds fair to me. It doesn’t block their best 2B prospects, Jemile Weeks and Adrian Cardenas, who are both a couple years from being ready. With the youth movement, the vast majority of the team will hold pre-arbitration salaries, so there’s plenty of room in the budget for this modest salary. Assuming Ellis fully recovers from his minor shoulder surgery and stays somewhat healthy, this is a good deal.