Ellis is well traveled, traded three times and now on his fourth organization. The Rangers selected him in the Major League Phase of this year’s Rule 5 Draft, shipping him to the Royals later that day. As a Rule 5 player, Ellis will have to remain on Kansas City’s roster if the Royals want to keep him, same as Sam McWilliams. It might be tough to retain two Rule 5 restricted arms on the roster all season, so there’s a chance only one sticks. Ellis could fit a long relief or spot-starting role, as he has a long track record in Triple-A and is coming off career-best walk rates in 2018. His fastball sits in the low-90s and is backed by three off-speed pitches (slider, curve, change) that all grade as playable offerings.