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April 27, 2010

Ex-Sox prospect John Ely to be promoted to the majors?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MLB — The Wizard @ April 27, 2010 3:20 pm
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Will the Dodgers promote John Ely to take the place of injured Vincente Padilla in their pitching rotation?

Padilla’s spot in the rotation comes up on Wednesday for the first time since he was shelved. The Dodgers are expected to purchase the contract of right-hander John Ely, whom they acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the Juan Pierre trade last December. Ely, who is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts for the Isotopes, will be making his major league debut.

Ely’s stats: First Inning, Minor League Splits

Ely’s dream was to make the Sox (he developed a cutter too) . Here’s his FutureSox scouting report.

UPDATE: Quotes from Ely:

“I can’t believe it,” Ely said via phone from Omaha. “I’m going to try and zone in and not look up (when he first toes the rubber). I’m sure I’m going to be nervous. If you’re not nervous, you better find a new profession. But I’ll be able to handle it.”

and on the trade:

“The trade has worked out real well,” Ely said. “I had a solid spring. I’ve thrown the ball well at Albuquerque. I know some of the guys in the Mets lineup. I’ll figure out a way to attack them.”

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