Ellington was released by the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
Ellington struggled in his recent opportunity with the Arizona organization to say the least, as he appeared in 10 games and posted a 31.50 ERA. He walked a whopping 16 batters and struck out only two, so it's no surprise to see the right-handed pitcher back on the free agent market.
Ellington (biceps) was added to Double-A Jackson's active roster earlier in the week and has made two appearances with the affiliate, giving up three runs (two earned) in two innings.
Ellington signed a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks in April, just over a week after he was released by the Marlins when he experienced biceps tendinitis during spring training. The injury kept Ellington on the shelf for the first three months of the season, but after he completed four rehab appearances in the lower rungs of the minors, it looks like he'll settle in with Arizona's Southern League affiliate. The right-hander has two seasons of sub-3.00 ERAs in the big leagues on his resume and could eventually be viewed as an option for the Arizona bullpen if he proves healthy and effective in the minors.
Ellington had spent his entire professional career in the Marlins organization before being released in early April. He spent time in the majors in each of the last three seasons, tossing 102.2 innings with a 4.65 ERA. He's still dealing with biceps tendinitis so won't get into game action right away. When healthy, he'll likely join Triple-A Reno and attempt to pitch his way into a low-leverage role in the Diamondbacks' bullpen.
Ellington (biceps) cleared waivers Monday and was subsequently released by the Marlins, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been out since the beginning of March due to biceps tendinitis, and it appears he didn't want to continue his rehab within the organization after being designated for assignment on April 1. Ellington will now search for a new home, though his current injury could make things a bit dicey.The 27-year-old struggled out of the Marlins' bullpen last season, producing a lofty 7.25 ERA in 44.2 frames.
Ellington was sent to Triple-A just days before the season, which was more of a formality because he has been shut down due to biceps tendinitis. The team will now require his spot on the 40-man roster to make room for an extra arm, and chose to DFA him as opposed to moving to the 60-day DL. He appears to be a likely candidate to continue his rehab within the organization.
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