Ariel Miranda Gil
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 194 lb.
Pitcher Ariel Miranda began his professional career in 2007 after playing for the Vaqueros de La Habana (2007-2010), the Huracanes de Mayabeque (2011, 2012, 2013), the Industriales de La Habana (2012) and the Toronjeros de Isla de la Juventud (2013) in Cuba.
He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles on May 23, 2015. Between the GCL Orioles, Frederick Keys and Bowie Baysox that year, he went 6-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 14 starts, striking out 71 batters in 70 innings. He began 2016 with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, going 3-7. On July 3, the big league club selected his contract and he debuted that day. After starter Ubaldo Jimenez struggled against the Seattle Mariners, Miranda came in in relief and tossed two innings, allowing three runs on four hits. He did strike out four batters, including the second man he faced, Adam Lind. On July 4th, he was sent back to the minors. However, he must have impressed Seattle, as on July 31st, they acquired him from the Orioles in a trade for veteran major leaguer Wade Miley.
On September 5, 2017, Ariel pitched six no-hit innings for Seattle, but ended up with a no-decision against the Houston Astros. He was wild even if the Astros were unable to get a hit, as he allowed six walks and needed 112 pitches to complete the 6 frames. In the 3rd, he allowed 3 walks and a sacrifice fly to Alex Bregman for a run, and the score was tied at 1-1 when he left, as his opponent, Justin Verlander, making his first start for Houston, was also stingy. The no-hit bid was broken in the 7th, when Cameron Maybin homered off reliever Emilio Pagan with one out, following a walk to Brian McCann, providing the Astros with a 3-1 win.