The Cleveland Indians Should Consider Easing Nick Wittgren Out of the Setup Role

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Looking at the final numbers from 2019, you wouldn’t think the Cleveland Indians’ relief corps was considered a red flag heading into last season.

Despite not boasting any legitimate firepower, the Tribe’s bullpen finished last year with the third best ERA in the majors (3.76) and eleventh in total fWAR (4.0). A unit which was considered a potential Achilles heel for Cleveland ended up being the biggest surprise on the team.

One of the most notable standouts from the group was Nick Wittgren.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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