Ottawa Champions' Elias signs with D-Backs
Only a few short months after signing with the Ottawa Champions, Ethan Elias has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alberta native Elias, was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Grand Trunk High school. Elias spent the first three years of his professional career working up to A ball within the Cubs organization. His best season came in 2012 when he went 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA in 30 innings. He struck out 22 while walking only six. In his first independent league season with the Normal CornBelters, Elias appeared in 19 games, surrendering 49 hits in 58 innings and striking out 66.