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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.

Ariel Miranda
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 19
Born: (1989-01-10) January 10, 1989 (age 30)
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
MLB: July 3, 2016, for the Baltimore Orioles
NPB: August 8, 2018, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
MLB statistics
Win–loss record13–9
Earned run average4.72
NPB statistics
(through August 11, 2019)
Win-loss record12–4
Earned run average2.88



Miranda played in the Cuban National Series from 2007 to 2013.[1] He defected from Cuba to pursue a career in Major League Baseball (MLB).[2]

Baltimore OriolesEdit

On May 23, 2015, Miranda signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on May 23, 2015.[3][4] 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.

Seattle MarinersEdit

On July 31, 2016, the Orioles traded Miranda to the Seattle Mariners for Wade Miley.[5] 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.[6]

Fukuoka SoftBank HawksEdit

On July 17, 2018, he signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.


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  2. ^ "Nuevos agentes libres cubanos tocan a las puertas de las Mayores". elnuevoherald. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Orioles agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Miranda". Comcast SportsNet – Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Baltimore Sun (May 23, 2015). "Baltimore Orioles promote former Navy pitcher Oliver Drake and agree to terms with Cuban left-hander Ariel Miranda". Retrieved July 9, 2015.
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