Brian Michael Ellington....graduated from Oak Hall (FL) High School in 2008...missed senior season after undergoing Tommy John surgery by Dr. James Andrews in summer of 2007...in junior year, tossed three no-hitters and was named first team All-State and North Central Florida Baseball MVP...played one season at Florida State College in Jacksonville before transferring to Division II University of West Florida in Pensacola.
Split season between Triple-A New Orleans and Miami, combining on a 2-1 record with five saves and a 5.53 ERA (68.1 ip/42 er)...Opened campaign on seven-day disabled list at NOLA with right back strain. Reinstated from DL on April 16 and shuttled between NOLA and Miami twice before staying with Marlins for good on July 21...Prior to first recall on May 7, had no record with two saves (three chances) and 3.38 ERA (8.0/3) in eight games with Baby Cakes...Overall with NOLA, went 1-0 with five saves (six chances) and 2.28 ERA (23.2/6) over 20 games. Struck out 36 while walking 11...With Miami, set career highs in games (42), innings pitched (44.2), and strikeouts (48). Posted career-best 9.67 SO/9...In 19 home appearances, had no record and 1.16 ERA (23.1/3), while in 23 road appearances went 1-1 with 13.92 ERA (21.1/33)...Over first eight games with Marlins, allowed just three runs (one earned) over 10.1 innings (0.87 ERA). Through final 34 appearances, went 1-1 with 9.17 ERA (34.1/35)...Tossed career-high 2.1 innings in first appearance with Miami, May 8 vs. St. Louis. Allowed three hits and two unearned runs. ..Also had five 2.0 inning outings: May 31 vs. Philadelphia, August 16 vs. San Francisco, Aug. 31 vs. Philadelphia, September 12 at Philadelphia, and Sept. 23 at Arizona...Struck out all three batters faced on May 30 vs. Philadelphia, marking first time in career striking out side...Tied career high with four strikeouts on May 31 vs. Phillies. Equaled high on August 16 vs. San Francisco and Aug. 31 vs. Phillies. ..From Aug. 26-Sept. 9, tossed a career-best 9.0 consecutive scoreless innings spanning eight games. Allowed just six hits and four walks while striking out 13...Earned first win of season and seventh of career on Sept. 23 at Arizona, allowing one run over 2.0 innings.
Shuttled between Triple-A New Orleans and Miami, combining to post a 5-2 record with two saves and 2.79 ERA (67.2 ip/21 er) in 64 outings... Opened season in Zephyrs bullpen and was summoned to Miami three times over course of year; June 5-July 1, July 30-August 21 and September 1 through rest of season... In first appearance of season with New Orleans, April 9 at Omaha, allowed three runs in 2.1 innings. Was one of just two appearances at Triple-A level allowing more than one run; other was May 14 at El Paso, when he allowed four runs in 0.2 ip... Between those outings, allowed total of three runs over 12 appearances (11.2 ip, 2.31 ERA)... Following May 14 outing, allowed just two runs in 18 appearances to finish out Triple-A season (20.0 ip, 0.90 ERA)...Earned first save of season on July 7 at Nashville, and followed NONE HONORS AND AWARD S with second save in next appearance, July 9 at Nashville... Made first appearance of season with Miami on June 8 at Minnesota, tossing scoreless eighth inning... In first 22 appearances with Marlins, was 2-1 with 0.79 ERA (22.2/2) and 19 scoreless outings. In final 10 outings, was also 2-1 but with a 6.10 ERA (10.1/7)... On June 24 vs. Cubs, tossed career high-tying 2.0 innings, while establishing a career best with four strikeouts. Equaled strikeout total in 2.0 inning outing on Sept. 17 at Philadelphia...With Miami, limited opposing righthanded hitters to a .174 average (12x69).
Combined to go 6-2 with 2.60 ERA (69.1 ip/20 er) in 49 games between Double-A Jacksonville, Triple-A New Orleans and Miami...Began season in Jacksonville bullpen, going 4-1 with 2.51 ERA (43.0/12) in 25 games...Missed most of July following stint with silver medal-winning Team USA at Pan-Am Games in Toronto. Appeared in four games with Team USA, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out six over 4.2 innings...Tossed 2.0 or more innings in 11 of 25 games with Suns. Reached season-high of 3.2 innings in April 25 win over Birmingham...In that game, allowed just three hits while striking out season-best six with no runs and no walks allowed...Tallied 13 multi-strikeout games, and six times recorded three-or-more. Promoted to New Orleans on July 31, making just one appearance with Zephyrs. Tossed 1.1 scoreless on July 31 vs. Colorado Springs...Had contract selected by Miami on August 3 and made Major League debut that day against Mets, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two...In 23 games with Marlins, posted 2-1 record and 2.88 ERA (25.0/8) with 13 walks and 18 strikeouts... Tossed Major League career-high 2.0 innings on Aug. 6 at Atlanta, allowing just one hit...Earned first MLB win on September 4 vs. Mets, tossing scoreless 11th inning. Earned second win on Sept. 23 against Philadelphia with scoreless 11th.