RP - CLE
Cleveland Indians reliever Nick Wittgren pitched two scoreless innings against the Mariners on Wednesday to earn the first save of his career. He struck out two batters in the 1-0 win.
Wittgren got the call with Brad Hand unavailable after pitching in three straight games. Wittgren has appeared in four games for the Tribe and has yet to allow a run. With Hand firmly entrenched as the team's closer, Wittgren is nothing more than bullpen depth from a fantasy perspective.
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Nick Wittgren was called up from Triple-A on Friday to join the big league bullpen.
With Odrisamer Despaigne (forearm) heading to the disabled list, the Marlins needed to add a reliever, and Wittgren was the choice. He didn't make the team out of Spring Training this year, but he's been up and down with the Marlins in recent years and should provide solid middle relief.
The Miami Marlins optioned relief pitcher Nick Wittgren to Triple-A New Orleans.
Wittgren is likely better than at least a few of the pitchers who will "make the team" for Opening Day, but it's a numbers game, and he still had options remaining. He'll be back in the Marlins bullpen as soon as someone gets hurt or pitches ineffectively.
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Nick Wittgren was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.
The hits keep on coming for the Marlins bullpen, as Wittgren will now be unavailable. His stay seems likely to be for more than the required 10 days. Odrisamer Despaigne has been called up to take his place.
Miami Marlins reliever Nick Wittgren contributed two innings of relief on Wednesday, pitching the fifth and sixth innings and allowing a run on three hits and two walks while recording two strikeouts.
Wittgren was asked to throw multiple innings after Marlins starter Dan Straily was lifted in the fourth. Wittgren will likely continue to pitch in a similar middle relief role, making him mostly fantasy-irrelevant.