Nick Wittgren Career
The Miami Marlins selected Wittgren in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft in the ninth round.
He compiled a 1.17 ERA, 13 saves, and 47 strikeouts in 30+2/3 innings of work for the Jamestown Jammers and Greensboro Grasshoppers in his debut season of professional baseball.
With the Jupiter Hammerheads, he was promoted to the Double-A Jacksonville Suns in the middle of the season.
He finished the year with a 0.77 ERA, 26 saves, and 63 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. During the year-end awards ceremony, he was recognized as MiLB.com’s Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year.
In 2014, Wittgren made his way back to Jacksonville. His ERA was 3.55, with 20 saves and 56 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched in 52 games.
After two games with the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, he was promoted to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs.
Wittgren was called up to the major leagues by the Marlins on April 19, 2016. Anthony Rendon was the lone batter he faced in his debut Major League outing, and he was intentionally walked.
And then, Rendon came around to score on Bryce Harper’s game-winning home run. He appeared in 48 games for the Marlins in the bullpen this year.
In 51+2/3 innings, he had a 3.14 earned run average.
As a reliever with the Marlins in 2012, he appeared in 38 games with a 4.68 ERA in 42+13 innings split between AAA and the Marlins’ bullpen Following the signing of Neil Walker, Wittgren was placed on the reserve list on January 29th, 2019.
The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder Jordan Milbrath in exchange for Wittgren on February 4, 2019. Columbus Clippers optioned Wittgren on March 24, 2019.
He was called up to the Indians on April 9, 2019, after Mike Clevinger was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
How Tall Is Nick Wittgren?
Nick Wittgren is 1.88 m