2018 Lugnut lefty Rodning returns, Wolverine Miller to start tonight

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LANSING, Mich. – In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lansing Locos have added a pair of pitchers from Extended Spring Training: southpaw Brody Rodning, a member of the 2018 Lugnuts, and right-hander Troy Miller, who pitched three years at the University of Michigan. In a corresponding move, pitcher Joey Pulido was placed on the 7-day Injured List retroactive to May 3rd.

Rodning, 23, pitched to a 3.89 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Lugnuts, striking out 60 batters while walking 24 in 69 1/3 innings. A native of Gaylord, Minnesota, the left-hander was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 23rd round in 2017.

Miller, 22, was signed by the Blue Jays as a nondrafted free agent on July 25, 2018, and spent his first pro season with the Short-Season Class A Vancouver Canadians, working 13 innings to the tune of a 3.46 ERA with 10 walks and 15 strikeouts. The native of Santa Cruz, California, will start tonight – his first professional start.

The Locos, the Lansing Lugnuts’ new identity as part of Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversion campaign, play the second in a three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Beloit Snappers at Cooley Law School Stadium.


ADD: P Brody Rodning, received from Extended Spring.
ADD P Troy Miller, received from Extended Spring.
DEACTIVATE: RHP Joey Pulido, placed on the Injured List retroactive to 5/3.