by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Houston pitcher John Ely is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday, MLB.com reports. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.
Ely, who failed to earn a rotation spot this spring with the Astros due to a poor showing, made one appearance with Triple-A Oklahoma City and earned a save as he went four innings and allowed only two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
John Ely to undergo Tommy John surgery
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Astros pitcher John Ely will miss the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Houston Chronicle reports Sunday.
Ely, who failed to earn a rotation spot this spring due to a poor showing, made one appearance with Triple-A Oklahoma City and earned a save as he went four innings and allowed only two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Ely struggles in 2nd spring outing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Houston rotation candidate John Ely didn't put his best foot forward on Sunday in Grapefruit League action against Pittsburgh. Ely was pulled two outs into his second inning and gave up five runs -- three earned -- over that time on the mound. Ely, who was hitting around 88-91 mph on the radar gun, allowed three hits and walked three. He struck out two and his spring ERA is up at 12.27.
Astros acquire Ely
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/19/2012) The Astros traded for pitcher John Ely on Wednesday, sending minor league starting pitcher Rob Rasmussen to the Dodgers. Ely made two relief appearances for the Dodgers in 2012, but he served exclusively as a starter for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 14-7 with a 3.20 ERA.