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John Ely | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Red Sox signed RHP John Ely to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Ely was released by the Astros in November. He's in the middle of his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Fri, Dec 13, 2013 05:44:00 PM

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Astros released RHP John Ely.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Ely missed nearly all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery in April and could still be in recovery mode to begin next season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:57:00 AM

John Ely will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. Ely failed to win a rotation spot this spring and will likely be a bit behind going into spring training next year.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 05:48:00 PM

John Ely will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Ely failed to earn a rotation spot after a poor showing in spring training, and now he'll miss the season. The soon-to-be 27-year-old isn't eligible for arbitration until after the 2014 season.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Astros optioned RHP John Ely to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ely, who was acquired from the Dodgers over the winter, posted an ugly 9.90 ERA over 10 innings this spring. The 26-year-old right-hander will serve as rotation depth in the minors.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 02:52:00 PM

John Ely pitched three scoreless innings out of the Astros pen Friday against the Braves.

Ely's chances of landing a rotation spot have been boosted by Jordan Lyles' struggles and Erik Bedard's injury. However, he didn't really help himself until today; he entered with a 12.27 ERA through two spring appearances. Ely probably won't have any fantasy value if he does win the spot.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Astros acquired RHP John Ely form the Dodgers for LHP Rob Rasmussen.

Ely started 18 games for the Dodgers in 2010, but has appeared in just seven games in the majors the past two seasons. However, he had a 3.20 ERA in 168-plus innings at the Triple-A level last year and could be an option for the Astros' rotation at some point in 2013.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ely was having a very solid season in the rotation at Triple-A, boasting a 14-7 record, 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 165/36 K/BB ratio over 168 2/3 innings. No word yet on how he'll be utilized, but he looks like a strong option to take over Chad Billingsley's spot in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Dodgers sent RHP John Ely outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move clears him from the Dodgers' 40-man roster. Ely, 25, appeared in five games with the Dodgers this season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level, posting a 5.99 ERA over 25 starts.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 11:17:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ely has registered a disappointing 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 8 2/3 major league innings this season. He'll presumably serve as a mop-up man down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 03:42:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP John Ely to Triple-A Albuquerque.

We figured Ely would probably take Rubby De La Rosa's spot in the rotation, but that assignment will go to Nate Eovaldi, as Ely has been sent down before appearing in a game. He'll return to a 5.43 ERA at Triple-A.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 08:23:00 AM

Dodgers recalled RHP John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll take the place of the injured Rubby De La Rosa on the active roster and quite possibly in the starting rotation, as well. Ely, 25, has allowed six runs over 8 2/3 innings (6.23 ERA) with the Dodgers this season, but has spent most of the year in the minors. He doesn't come recommended in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 07:05:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP John Ely to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ely was called up from the minors on June 4 to give the Dodgers some bullpen depth. With Blake Hawksworth back to full health, the 25-year-old Ely was no longer needed.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 04:04:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ely has struggle lately at Triple-A, posting a 5.01 ERA on the year while striking out only 39 over 59 1/3 innings. But, he has plenty of experience and is expected to serve as a long man in the bullpen, with Rubby De La Rosa taking Jon Garland's spot in the rotation.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 12:36:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP John Ely to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ely allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres. That the Dodgers sent him directly back to the minors means that Jon Garland has a pretty good chance to return from the disabled list Friday.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 07:19:00 PM

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