White Sox sends Ely, Link to Dodgers

BY foxsports • December 21, 2009

The White Sox sent right-handed pitchers John Ely and Jon Link to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, completing this week's acquisition of outfielder Juan Pierre by Chicago.

The 23-year-old Ely was 14-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 27 starts with Double-A Birmingham last season. He led the Southern League in strikeouts (125) and was tied for the lead in victories. Ely was drafted by the White Sox in 2007. He is 30-15 with a 3.75 ERA in 67 games over three minor-league seasons.

Link, 25, went 1-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 13 saves in 48 relief appearances with Triple-A Charlotte in 2009. He has gone 17-15 with a 3.87 ERA and 67 saves over five minor league seasons. He was acquired by the White Sox in 2007 in return for Rob Mackowiak.

Chicago obtained Pierre and $10.5 million from the Dodgers on Tuesday.

The White Sox also claimed pitcher Freddy Dolsi off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. The 26-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six appearances with the Tigers last season. He spent most of the year at Triple-A Toledo.

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