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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 7-3 L1
80-82 5-5 W1
77-85 3-7 W1
74-88 5-5 L2
73-89 6-4 W2

2021 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 9 5.05 61 17 1.25

Top Nick Wittgren News

  • Nick Wittgren: Elects free agency

    Wittgren elected free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A Columbus by Cleveland on Friday, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Wittgren began the 2021 campaign as a closing option for Cleveland, but he was unable to take advantage and posted a 5.05 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 61:17 K:BB over 62.1 innings. The right-hander had a 2.97 ERA in 112 appearances across the previous three seasons, so he should be able to latch on somewhere during the offseason.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Handed loss Wednesday

    Wittgren (2-9) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus Kansas City on Wednesday.

    Wittgren was responsible for Hunter Dozier's two-run triple, and the right-hander let him come across to score on a wild pitch. An uneven September has seen Wittgren post an 8.18 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in his last 11 innings. He has a 5.14 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 61:17 K:BB with one save and nine holds through 61.1 innings.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Takes loss in nightcap

    Wittgren (2-8) took the loss in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader versus Kansas City. He allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning.

    The right-hander lacked control early on, walking three straight batters after Nicky Lopez's one-out double in the first inning. Wittgren threw just 14 of 30 pitches for strikes in his first turn as an opener. He's pitched to a 5.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 58:16 K:BB across 57 innings. He's added a save and nine holds, but the 30-year-old's rough season has kept him in mainly low-leverage spots.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Starting Game 2

    Wittgren will start Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader versus the Royals.

    Wittgren will make the first start of his MLB career with Cleveland utilizing a bullpen game in the nightcap. The 30-year-old hasn't thrown more than two innings during a single appearance this season and is unlikely to pitch beyond that Monday.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Tosses scoreless inning

    Wittgren allowed a hit in a scoreless inning during Sunday's 11-1 loss to Milwaukee.

    His scoreless outing Sunday snapped a run of three appearances in which he'd allowed runs. Wittgren has pitched to a 4.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 57:13 K:BB across 55.1 innings this year. The right-hander has added a save, nine holds and a 2-7 record, but he's typically seen more low-leverage work in recent weeks.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Takes loss in relief

    Wittgren (2-7) was tagged with the relief loss Saturday against the Red Sox after allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits across one-third of an inning.

    Wittgren had the task of keeping the Red Sox off the score board in the 10th inning while beginning his outing with a runner in second, and he failed miserably. The right-hander allowed a single to Kyle Schwarber and a three-run homer to J.D. Martinez -- that would be all the Red Sox would need to close things out. This was Wittgren's second straight outing allowing a homer, and he has given up six runs (three earned) over his last seven appearances (nine innings). The six-year veteran owns a 4.56 ERA on the season.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Stuck with loss Monday

    Wittgren (2-6) allowed an unearned run on three hits and three walks in 1.2 innings, taking the loss versus Minnesota on Monday. He struck out none.

    The right-hander successfully kept the game tied despite loading the bases in the ninth inning. In the 10th, he didn't get so lucky, as he loaded the bases again and surrendered a walkoff double to Jorge Polanco. Wittgren has allowed two unearned runs in his last 9.1 innings, but both instances have led to him taking a loss. The 30-year-old has a 4.40 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 52:12 K:BB, one save and seven holds through 45 innings this season.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Takes fifth loss

    Wittgren (2-5) was charged with his fifth loss of the season Tuesday night after allowing one unearned run in one inning of work while walking one and striking out one in Cleveland's 4-3 loss to Oakland.

    Wittgren was called upon to start the 10th inning against the Athletics on Tuesday night. With ghost runner Elvis Andrus lurking behind him, the right-hander got off to a good start with a strikeout of Mark Canha before Starling Marte moved Andrus over to third on a groundout. After Wittgren intentionally walked Matt Olson, Jed Lowrie came through with an RBI double to give Oakland the lead. Although Wittgren would limit the damage to one run, it was all the Athletics needed to secure the win. While the 30-year-old does sport an inflated 4.79 ERA, his 49:9 K:BB means he's at least finding the zone.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Takes walkoff loss

    Wittgren (2-4) allowed a run on one hit and struck out two in 1.1 innings, taking the loss versus the White Sox on Sunday.

    The right-hander pitched a clean eighth inning in a tied game, but he allowed a walkoff solo home run to Brian Goodwin in the ninth. This was Wittgren's second loss in his last four outings. The 30-year-old now has a 5.55 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 43:8 K:BB through 35.2 innings, mainly working in a medium-leverage role that's seen him collect a save and seven holds.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Melts down in ninth inning

    Wittgren (2-3) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Rays after allowing five runs on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.

    Wittgren entered the game to pitch the ninth inning with the score tied 4-4, but he was absolutely woeful. By the time he departed the game, Cleveland was down by five runs and he recorded just one out. The right-hander has looked far from dominant in recent outings, giving up runs in five of his last nine appearances. He has allowed 10 runs over nine innings during that span.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Pitches scoreless inning

    Wittgren allowed a walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning during Thursday's 7-4 win over Kansas City.

    Scoreless innings have been hard to come by for Wittgren -- he's given up five runs in his last 6.2 innings. The right-hander remains in a fairly low-leverage role with a 4.70 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 33:7 K:BB through 30.2 innings. He's picked up a save and six holds, but he's only recorded three holds in his last 16 appearances.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Stuck with loss Friday

    Wittgren (2-2) allowed two runs on three hits in one inning, taking the loss Friday versus Minnesota.

    Wittgren got two outs before allowing singles to Nick Gordon and Andrelton Simmons. A two-run double by Luis Arraez put Minnesota ahead for good, leaving Wittgren with his second loss of the year. The right-hander had pitched five consecutive scoreless innings prior to Friday. He has a 4.68 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB across 25 innings this year. He's added a save and five holds, but he's seen a lower-leverage role after a sloppy start to the season.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Perfect inning Saturday

    Wittgren struck out two in a perfect inning Saturday versus Seattle.

    Wittgren has struggled with consistency recently -- he's allowed four runs across 5.2 innings in his last six outings. The right-hander did well in the sixth inning of Saturday's de facto bullpen game. He has a 4.95 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 23:5 K:BB across 20 innings. He's also logged a save and four holds, but he'll need to be more reliable to get high-leverage assignments regularly.

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  • Indians' Nick Wittgren: Logs perfect inning

    Wittgren pitched a perfect inning and struck out one in a 6-5 win over Toronto in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Wittgren allowed two runs in an inning in his last appearance, but he's kept runs off the board in eight of his 10 outings in May. The right-hander has a 4.96 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB across 16.1 innings this year. He's posted a save, four holds and a 2-1 record, and his recent success could lead to more work in close games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Torrance, CA
Age: 30
School: Purdue
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R