Damien Magnifico

Position: RHP
Born: 5/24/1991
Height: 6'1
Weight: 195
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 6-6 with a 3.18 ERA and 17 saves in 47 games at Colorado Springs (Triple-A), striking out 54 while walking 29 batters and allowing 49 hits in 56.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Colorado Springs along with RHP Tyler Cravy on August 16 when RHP Michael Blazek was placed on the 15-day DL. With a doubleheader scheduled for that day, the team was allowed a 26th man but Cravy was the pitcher designated as such.
MLB Debut Date: 8/16/2016

Debut Details
August 16, in a 4-0 loss to the Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader. The last of three pitchers, he allowed one run and walked one in one inning, not allowing a hit, but throwing a wild pitch and hitting a batter with a pitch. Of 21 pitches, seven were for strikes. Coming on to start the bottom of the eighth inning in relief of Cravy, he walked the first batter he faced, Ben Zobrist, on four pitches and then hit Addison Russell with a pitch. With Chris Coghlan at bat, he threw a wild pitch to allow the runners to advance to second and third without an out. Coghlan proceeded to hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Zobrist. Jason Heyward then flew out to center field and Miguel Montero flew out to right field to end the inning and the threat.

Player Notes
Magnifico grew up in Dallas, Texas, but comes from a family transplanted from New York City, thus he comes by his status as a childhood Yankees fan honestly. He’d been drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of high school in Mesquite, Texas, by the rival Mets, but opted to continue his higher education, attending Howard (TX) Junior College and then transferring to Oklahoma before signing with the Brewers after his junior year in the same round. Before his promotion, he had not allowed an earned run in his last 10 games. He’s best known for his blazing fastball which has touched 100 mph more than once, but early thoughts of making him a starting pitcher were abandoned after 2014 when he was converted to closer with much better results. In 2015 at Biloxi (Double-A), he went 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 20 saves in 42 games, striking out 38 while walking 22 in 53.2 IP.