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Cleveland reliever puts his kid to work

@_dadler
November 24, 2020

Offseason bullpen sessions can be fun for the whole family. Just ask Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren. Wittgren enlisted his young son, Jackson, as a ballboy for a recent backyard throwing session, with Wittgren throwing into a net and Jackson retrieving the baseball for his dad.

Offseason bullpen sessions can be fun for the whole family. Just ask Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren.

Wittgren enlisted his young son, Jackson, as a ballboy for a recent backyard throwing session, with Wittgren throwing into a net and Jackson retrieving the baseball for his dad.

Wittgren's wife, Ashley, caught Nick and Jackson on camera and posted the video.

Jackson can swing the bat, too -- he hit Wittgren in the face with a (plastic) ball during indoor batting practice back in February.

The Wittgrens' family teamwork must be the key to Nick's success with the Tribe -- the 29-year-old right-hander is 7-1 with a 2.99 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 80 appearances for Cleveland over the past two seasons.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.