Around the League

Ivan De Jesus Jr.'s Contract Purchased by the White Sox

Infielder is third member of 2019 Ducks to join MLB organization

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 7, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks today announced that infield Ivan De Jesus Jr.’s contract has been purchased by the Chicago White Sox. He will report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.

“Ivan has swung the bat well and played outstanding defense for us,” said Ducks Manager Wally Backman. “He has earned this opportunity, and we wish him the best of luck with the White Sox.”

De Jesus Jr. played in all 10 of Long Island’s games to begin the 2019 season. He compiled a .306 batting average, recording 11 hits in 36 at-bats, and totaled five RBIs and five runs scored. The third baseman drew seven walks as well, tied for the Atlantic League lead, and accrued a .409 on-base percentage. Defensively, he did not commit a single error and recorded 15 assists along with seven putouts.

The Puerto Rico native looks to return to the Major Leagues after spending parts of four seasons at the game’s highest level. He played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2011-12), Boston Red Sox (2012) and Cincinnati Reds (2015-16), posting a .242 batting average with five home runs, 53 RBIs, 43 runs, 23 doubles and two triples in 228 games. Prior to joining Long Island, the 32-year-old spent the 2018 season with Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox organization, hitting .261 with four homers, 31 RBIs, 33 runs and 16 doubles in 97 games.

De Jesus Jr. becomes the third member of the 2019 Ducks roster to have his contract purchased by a Major League club. Right-handed pitcher Tim Melville’s contract was purchased by the Colorado Rockies on May 3, while left-handed pitcher Jon Niese had his contract purchased by the Seattle Mariners on April 25.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

For more information, please visit



Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015