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Indians and Miami Marlins complete trade

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired RHP NICK WITTGREN from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP JORDAN MILBRATH. Also, to make room on the 40-man roster for Wittgren, the Indians designated RHP A.J. COLE for assignment.

Wittgren, 27, split the 2018 campaign between the Miami Marlins and Triple-A New Orleans, posting an ERA of 2.94 in 32 relief outings (33.2IP, 29H, 11ER, 15BB, 31SO, .223 avg) for the Marlins around a three-week trip to the Disabled List in June (right hand contusion). The Lafayette, Indiana-native and Purdue University alum owns a career Major League ERA of 3.60 (51ER/127.2IP) over 118 outings with Miami since the 2016 season. He was selected by the Marlins in the ninth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He has one option remaining and was designated for assignment by Miami on January 30 (Neil Walker signed).

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired RHP NICK WITTGREN from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP JORDAN MILBRATH. Also, to make room on the 40-man roster for Wittgren, the Indians designated RHP A.J. COLE for assignment.

Wittgren, 27, split the 2018 campaign between the Miami Marlins and Triple-A New Orleans, posting an ERA of 2.94 in 32 relief outings (33.2IP, 29H, 11ER, 15BB, 31SO, .223 avg) for the Marlins around a three-week trip to the Disabled List in June (right hand contusion). The Lafayette, Indiana-native and Purdue University alum owns a career Major League ERA of 3.60 (51ER/127.2IP) over 118 outings with Miami since the 2016 season. He was selected by the Marlins in the ninth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He has one option remaining and was designated for assignment by Miami on January 30 (Neil Walker signed).

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