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San Diego Padres to Call Up Former WVU Pitcher Jackson Wolf



Jackson Wolf

Former Mountaineer Jackson Wolf is finally going to get called up to the MLB show.

Wolf is expected be active for the Padres on Saturday. San Diego manager Bob Melvin told AJ Cassavell of the news on Friday.

It’s unclear if Wolf will start the game or just be available out of the bullpen. The Padres will take on the Tigers in Detroit.

Wolf, 24, was selected by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of West Virginia. Since being drafted, the 6-foot-7 lefty split his first full professional season between High-A and Double-A. To this point in 2023, Wolf has has made 17 starts with Double-A San Antonio. He has a 3.39 ERA through 85 innings.

Jackson Wolf finished his WVU career with a stellar senior season, compiling a 6-5 record with a 3.05 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 89 innings — capped off with a 139 pitch complete game against Texas, in which he gave up just five hits, one earned run and struck out seven Longhorns.

Over his WVU career, Wolf compiled a 12-11 record with a 3.62 ERA in 208.2 innings. He struck out 205 batters while allowing 178 hits, 88 walks and holding opposing batters to a .231 batting average.

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