Breaking: Duke Ellis has signed a contract with the New York Mets, as his time with the White Sox has come to an end…

There is no longer any chance for Duke Ellis to play for the Chicago White Sox organisation. The speedy outfielder was grabbed off waivers by the New York Mets on Friday.

Ellis joined the White Sox on June 4, 2024, after starting the season at Double-A Birmingham. He made his Major League debut as a pinch runner. Ellis’s game is speed, and before being sent to Triple-A Charlotte on June 12, he stole four bases in eight games with the White Sox.

White Sox Lose Duke Ellis to Mets Via Waivers | Yardbarker

Chuckie Robinson, a minor-league catcher who might have opted out of his contract if he hadn’t been added to the 40-man roster by mid-June, was one of the reasons the White Sox made an intriguing decision last week when they designated Ellis for assignment. In an unexpected roster crunch, Ellis found himself the odd man out, but manager Pedro Grifol was optimistic that the 26-year-old would stay with the White Sox.

That scenario was averted on Friday when Ellis was acquired by the Mets in a surprise move. In a crazy National League race, New York is vying for a wild-card place despite a lacklustre start to the season. Ellis is currently assigned to Double-A, but the Mets may decide to activate the native of Louisiana if they want defensive or pitching reinforcements.

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