Clinton LumberKings RHP Brandon Miller is one of four minor-leaguers the Seattle Mariners traded to the Miami Marlins for major-league reliever David Phelps on Thursday.
Miller went 9-4 with a 3.65 ERA, 94 strikeouts and 23 walks in 101 innings (18 starts) for the LumberKings this season.
In addition to Miller, the Marlins also received outfielder Brayan Hernandez and former LumberKings pitchers Lukas Schiraldi and Pablo Lopez. Hernandez played most of this year in the short-season Northwest League, while Schiraldi and Lopez pitched in the High-A California League.
Schiraldi pitched 74 innings for Clinton last year, going 6-4 with a 2.68 ERA, two saves, 98 strikeouts and 49 walks in 28 games (nine starts). The son of former MLB pitcher Calvin Schiradi, he pitched two innings of a combined no-hitter for the LumberKings.
Lopez spent the entire 2016 season in the Midwest League. He went 7-1 with a 2.13 ERA, 56 strikeouts and nine walks in 84.1 innings (17 games/13 starts) for the LumberKings, and also pitched in the postseason for them.