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Brian Michael Ellington (born August 4, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins. Listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 195 pounds (88 kg), he throws and bats right-handed.

Brian Ellington
Free agent
Born: (1990-08-04) August 4, 1990 (age 29)
Gainesville, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 2015, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record7–4
Earned run average4.65
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto Team


Ellington attended Oak Hall School in Gainesville, Florida. He had committed to attend Florida State University on a scholarship to play college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles. He underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2007, and decommitted from Florida State due to differences of opinion on how he should rehabilitate his arm after the surgery. He enrolled at Chipola College and transferred to Florida State College at Jacksonville, before finishing his collegiate career at the University of West Florida.[1]

Miami MarlinsEdit

The Miami Marlins selected him in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB draft.[1] Ellington played for the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014. After the regular season, he was assigned to the Salt River Rafters Arizona Fall League (AFL), and appeared in the AFL Fall Stars Game.[2]

In 2015, Ellington played for the Jacksonville Suns of the Double-A Southern League.[3] The Marlins promoted Ellington to the major leagues on August 3, 2015.[4] He made his major league debut that night.[5] During the 2015 through 2017 seasons, Ellington appeared in 97 games with Miami, pitching to a record of 7–4 with a 4.65 earned run average (ERA) and 98 strikeouts in ​102 23 innings pitched. Ellington was designated for assignment on April 1, 2018.[6] He was released by the Marlins on April 6.

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

On April 20, 2018, Ellington signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[7] After appearing in 15 minor league games, he was released on July 28, 2018.

Boston Red SoxEdit

On February 1, 2019, Ellington signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.[8] He began the seasons with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, and was promoted to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in early June.[9] He was released on June 26, 2019.[10][11]

Kansas City T-BonesEdit

On July 3, 2019, Ellington signed with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Seattle MarinersEdit

On July 31, 2019, Ellington's contract was purchased by the Seattle Mariners.[12] He became a free agent following the 2019 season.[13]

International careerEdit

Ellington was chosen to play for the United States national baseball team in the 2015 Pan American Games.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Ellington's long road to Miami". Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Marlins prospect Brian Ellington selected to Fall Stars Game". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Former UWF player suits up to take on Wahoos". Pensacola News Journal. June 6, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
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  6. ^ Byrne, Connor (April 1, 2018). "Marlins Designate Brian Ellington, Select Severino Gonzalez". Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Adams, Steve (April 20, 2018). "Diamondbacks Agree to Minor League Deal with Brian Ellington". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (February 1, 2019). "Red Sox To Sign Brian Ellington". Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Brian Ellington Stats, Highlights, Bio". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  10. ^ PawSox (June 26, 2019). "#PawSox player moves today include addition of RHP Josh Smith following his option from Boston, INF/OF Tzu-Wei Lin to begin rehab assignment (shoulder), and catcher Jake Romanski from Portland. Reliever Brian Ellington has been released". @PawSox. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Brian Ellington Stats, Highlights, Bio | Pawtucket Red Sox Stats". Pawtucket Red Sox. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "T-Bones' Reliever Ellington Headed to Mariners Organization". July 31, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  13. ^ Matt Eddy (November 7, 2019). "Minor League Free Agents 2019". Baseball America. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Wellington picked for U.S. team for Pan Am Games". Pensacola News Journal. June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.

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