JOHN ELY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boston Red Sox sign RHP John Ely to MiLB Deal

In order to add more depth to Triple-A Pawtucket next season, the Boston Red Sox signed former Los Angeles Dodgers starter John Ely to a minor league deal on Friday with an invite to spring training. Ely missed the entire 2013 season recovering from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery while with the Houston Astros. Houston released him on Nov. 20. Since making his major league...
Via CLNS Radio
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign right-hander John Ely, re-sign Miguel Celestino

The Red Sox announced that they signed right-hander John Ely and re-signed right-hander Miguel Celestino to minor league contracts that include invitations to big league spring training. Ely, 27, missed all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery following a trade from the Dodgers to the Astros. In 25 big league appearances between 2010-12, he’s 4-13 with a 5.70 ERA, 7.2 strikeouts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros' John Ely needs Tommy John surgery

John Ely seemed ready to make the jump.  Considering the injury to Alex White, the Houston Astros appeared to be in need of some starting pitching help, and Ely seemed the logical candidate.  He was in Major League camp this spring, and has experience now at all levels of the minor league system.  Unfortunately, his season is over as he will need to undergo Tommy John surgery...
Via MLB Injury News
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade John Ely

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded John Ely to the Houston Astros for former Pasadena Poly High School and UCLA star Rob Rasmussen. As a native of Arcadia, left-handed pitcher Rasmussen, 23, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but he chose to go to UCLA instead. In 2010, the Florida Marlins selected him in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft. He was then...
Via Dodgers Rumors
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers send John Ely to Astros for Rob Rasmussen, and it's a good deal

Not the trade some were expecting, but a trade nonetheless. The Dodgers sent John Ely, the perpetrator of "Elymania" a few years ago to Houston for left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen. With the Dodgers signing Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, while also shopping starters Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang, Ely was about 15th on the starting pitcher depth chart. It's...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers deal John Ely for minor leaguer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded right-handed pitcher John Ely to the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen, 23, is a native of Arcadia and played collegiately at UCLA after starring at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena. In 2007, the Dodgers selected him in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but he decided to attend UCLA instead...
Via Fox Sports West
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston gets pitcher John Ely from Dodgers

The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely. The 26-year-old Ely spent most of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went 14-7 with a 3.20 ERA in 27 starts. He is 4-13 with a 5.70 ERA in 19 big league starts and six relief appearances with the Dodgers during the last three seasons. Rasmussen was a combined...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad Billingsley's elbow MRI could impact John Ely and Ryan Dempster

News broke this morning that Dodgers' starting pitcher Chad Billingsley was scratched from his start because of an "undisclosed injury." Undisclosed injury progressed to elbow tenderness which progressed to him needing an MRI. Oh boy. Elbow MRIs are never a good thing. Even if it isn't the worst (torn ulnar collateral ligament), he'll probably need...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Trade With Cardboard Heaven: ElyMania Lost Its Mojo, But The Beast and The Burner Are Still Trucking

Today, we're taking a trip to a far away place, up high above the clouds, in Cardboard Heaven. I've made stops there before, beginning way back with my first trade and ending with my one hundredth trade. There was even a stop in-between. For our fourth trade, Cam sent me some really great stuff. We'll start off with one of my favorite non-Chargers, Patrick Willis.Numbered...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft Update: Ely, Monasterios Outrighted

Well just about 24 hours ago I tried to predict Colletti's next move as it pertains to removing some players from the eligibility list in the Rule 5 draft. Well as you might know, our GM can be quite unpredictable at times, and can do some of the most bizarre and sometimes downright ridiculously stupid things at other times. You might recall I tried to predict what Colletti...
Via Dodgers Rumors
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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