Ariel Miranda Gil (born January 10, 1989) is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher in the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners.
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 19|
|Born: January 10, 1989|
|MLB: July 3, 2016, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|NPB: August 8, 2018, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks|
|Earned run average||4.72|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||1.89|
On May 23, 2015, Miranda signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on May 23, 2015. He made his major league debut for the Orioles on July 3 against the Seattle Mariners, pitching 2 innings of relief giving up 3 runs off 4 hits and striking out 4.
On July 31, 2016, the Orioles traded Miranda to the Seattle Mariners for Wade Miley. The 2017 Mariners roster was crippled by player injuries, specifically to the starting rotation, and Miranda was one of the only starters to consistently stay in the rotation without injuring himself or being sent down. On June 4, Miranda pitched his first complete game, a 7-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. For the season, he finished with a record of 8-7 in 31 games, 29 starts for the Mariners. He allowed 37 home runs in 160 innings pitched while striking out 137.
Miranda was released by the Mariners on July 4, 2018.
Fukuoka SoftBank HawksEdit
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