John Ely appears to be the fill-in starter for the Dodgers, taking Vicente Padilla's place in the rotation tomorrow night in New York. Today's Albuquerque Isotopes' game notes show not only Tim Corcoran starting tonight in place of Ely, but also list Josh Towers, the other most likely candidate to start for the Dodgers, as the Albuquerque starter Tuesday.
The Dodgers haven't officially announced who will start tomorrow night, but will likely do so before tonight's game, which is in jeopardy because of rain. Ely was acquired along with Jon Link from the White Sox for Juan Pierre this offseason. Link holds the active roster spot Ely will likely take tomorrow night. Ely would also need to be added to the 40-man roster, although that is a formality as both Cory Wade and Brad Ausmus could be moved to the 60-day disabled list to create roster space.
Ely, who turns 24 on May 13, was 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 18 innings with the isotopes so far this season.