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Red Sox sign right-hander John Ely to minor league contract

Dec 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Red Sox announced yesterday that they have signed right-hander John Ely to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Ely missed the entire 2013 season while rehabbing from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and was given his release by the Astros in November. The 27-year-old posted a 5.70 ERA and 92/51 K/BB ratio over 115 1/3 innings with the Dodgers from 2010-2012 and will likely serve as starting pitcher depth in Triple-A if healthy.

The Red Sox also announced that they have re-signed right-hander Miguel Celestino and infielder Brandon Snyder to minor league deals.

  1. kylecleric - Dec 14, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    I doubt he’ll be starting games in triple A. He’s likely to play in a relief role for the Paw Sox.

  2. bunkerhillbob - Dec 15, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Ben keeps stocking up on pitching; I hope Ely can return to form.

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