John Ely SP MIL 8 Days

Ely signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Ely seemed to find his niche working out of the bullpen after returning from Tommy John surgery last season, posting a 2.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB over 39.1 innings with the Red Sox's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate. There's an outside chance Ely could crack the major league roster at some point next year, but he'd likely work exclusively in middle relief.

John Ely SP MIL 12 Months

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.

John Ely SP MIL Aug 31 '79

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.

John Ely SP MIL Jan 31 '79

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.

John Ely SP MIL Jan 23 '79

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.

John Ely SP MIL Dec 29 '78

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.

John Ely SP MIL Dec 17 '78

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.

John Ely SP MIL Sep 29 '78

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.

John Ely SP MIL May 16 '77

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.

John Ely SP MIL May 12 '77

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.