Strong had already been claimed once this offseason, moving to Miami from the Brewers. He is already 27 years old, and just made it to Triple-A last year, but it’s obvious that teams are interested in his arm. Strong scuffled in his first go at the highest level of the minors, albeit in only a dozen appearances. But he did put up 49 2/3 innings of 2.54 ERA pitching, with 8.9 K/9 against 3.6 BB/9, at Double-A.
As for Darnell, who is about to turn 27 himself, a brief MLB cameo back in 2014 did not go very well. But he had solid results at Triple-A last year, carrying a 2.78 ERA with 7.6 K/9 vs. 2.9 BB/9 over 77 2/3 innings (including 7 starts).