July 30, 2021

Kansas City, Kan. — Prior to a big series against the second place Chicago Dogs of the Northern Division, the Monarchs made a change to their roster.  Kansas City added OF Drew Ferguson to the roster and in a corresponding move, placed RHP Brian Ellington, who suffered a broken rib, on irrevocable waivers.

Drew Ferguson, 28, last played for Triple-A Syracuse in the New York Mets’ organization in this season. In 36 games, Ferguson slashed .186/.313/.237 with seven RBIs and eight stolen  bases. The 28-year old was a 19th round pick of the Houston Astros back in 2015 out of Belmont University.

Brian Ellington, was a leading candidate to take on closing responsibilities in the aftermath of LHP Carlos Diaz having his contract transferred to the Mexican league. The former Miami Marlin posted a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings and struck out nearly 14 hitters per nine.

The Monarchs continue their homestand tonight when they play the first game of their three-game series with the Chicago Dogs. Game time is 7:05 with the gates opening at 6:00 p.m. The game can be heard on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pregame beginning at 6:30. The game will also stream on

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