The Marlins have released right-hander Brian Ellington, as the MLB.com transactions page reflects. He had been designated for assignment recently after missing time in camp due to biceps tendinitis.
Ellington, 27, has a blistering fastball and increasingly showed an ability to miss some bats over his three years in the majors. But he also allowed more hard contact, home runs, and walks in 2017 than he had in the prior two campaigns.
Though he maintained a 2.64 ERA through his first 58 MLB innings, that all hit the skids last year. In his 44 2/3 frames in 2017, Ellington worked to a 7.25 ERA with 9.7 K/9 but also 7.1 BB/9 while allowing seven home runs.