Evansville Otters Pitcher Wivinis Signed By Yankees!
What a great year for our Evansville Otters. Fresh off winning the Frontier League championship, we learn that another Otters players has been signed by a Major League franchise.
After a stellar summer on the mound, pitcher Matt Wivinis has been signed by the New York Yankees!
Wivinis is a native of Downers Grove, Ill. native and played ball at Eastern Illinois University. He finished the regular season 4-0 for the Otters with a 1.58 ERA. In the postseason, Wivinis went 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA in three starts, helping the Otters win the Frontier League title for the first time in 10 years and the franchise’s second overall.
Wivinis pitched seven innings in Game 1 of the FLDS against Joliet, giving up two hits and one earned run. He also gave the Otters a 1-0 lead in the FLCS against River City, pitching eight solid innings while striking out six. Wivinis pitched Game 4 in the championship series for his final appearance with Evansville.
Wivinis joins Max Duval and Ryan Atkinson (both with the Arizona Diamondbacks) as Otters’ players signed by affiliated organizations this season.
The Otters are the 2016 Frontier League champions, and we can't wait to see what they do next season! For more information on the 2017 season, call 812-435-8686 or visit evansvilleotters.com.
Information courtesy of Andrea Wallace, Evansville Otters Operations Manager