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.
|Born: August 4, 1990|
|August 3, 2015, for the Miami Marlins|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2017 season)
|Earned run average||4.65|
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
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.
The Miami Marlins selected him in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB draft. 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.
In 2015, Ellington played for the Jacksonville Suns of the Double-A Southern League. The Marlins promoted Ellington to the major leagues on August 3, 2015. He made his major league debut that night. 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 2⁄3 innings pitched. Ellington was designated for assignment on April 1, 2018. He was released by the Marlins on April 6.
Boston Red SoxEdit
On February 1, 2019, Ellington signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. He began the seasons with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, and was promoted to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in early June. He was released on June 26, 2019.
Kansas City T-BonesEdit
On July 3, 2019, Ellington signed with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
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- 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.
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- "Wellington picked for U.S. team for Pan Am Games". Pensacola News Journal. June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.