Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four games of relief at New Orleans (Triple-A), striking out six while walking two and allowing two hits over 5.1 IP.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from New Orleans April 19 when RHP Edwin Jackson went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 4/19/2016
|April 19, in a 7-0 loss to the Nationals. The second of three pitchers, Wittgren came on in relief of starter Adam Conley in the middle of the Nats’ seven-run seventh inning but faced only one batter, Anthony Rendon, walking him on a full count to load the bases before giving way to the night’s next reliever, veteran Chris Narveson. Narveson (who was, coincidentally or not, designated for assignment two days later) served up a grand slam to Bryce Harper, one of four homers in the inning (two off of Conley and two off of Narveson).|
|Wittgren spent the majority of 2015 at New Orleans where, despite a 1-6 record, he posted a 3.03 ERA in 51 games of relief, collecting 19 saves and striking out 64 while walking only eight in 62 innings. He made a quick move up there from Jacksonville (Double-A) where he’d posted 20 saves and a 3.55 ERA in 2014, fanning 56 while walking 14 in 66 IP. Thanks to a 2013 campaign at Jupiter (High A), where he had 25 saves and an 0.83 ERA in 48 games and a 1.46 ERA and 11 saves in his pro debut at Jamestown (Short-Season A) in 2012, Wittgren brought an impressive career 2.30 ERA over 180 games into the 2016 season.|