Anthony Swarzak P CLE 1 month ago

Swarzak officially made the Indians' roster Sunday.

The right-hander, who spent last season in Minnesota, apparently showed enough in spring training to make the roster despite allowing nine earned runs over 8.2 cumulative innings. As was the case for most of last season, he'll work out of the bullpen in a long relief role. Swarzak posted a 4.60 ERA and 1.68 K/BB rate in 2014.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 3 months ago

Swarzak agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians on Thursday.

Swarzak will join the Indians after spending the last 11 seasons in the Twins organization -- the last four exclusively with the big league club. His contract includes an invitation to spring training, so he will get a chance to compete for a roster spot.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 5 months ago

Swarzak was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old took a massive step back in 2014, with his ERA jumping by nearly 170 points, which was in large part due to his regression against right-handed hitters. Opposing right-handers hit .293/.333/.435 against Swarzak, up from .233/.270/.270 in 2013, and it seems the Twins decided his 40-man roster spot would be better used elsewhere. Swarzak has a 4.48 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 439.2 innings at the major league level.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 7 months ago

Swarzak's spot start against the Indians on Sunday didn't go so well - he gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks over 4.1 innings, striking out two to get the loss.

Swarzak wasn't exactly pitching for his future role with the Twins - he doesn't profile to be in their rotation next year. But this outing pretty well represents what he brings to the table. He entered the game with a 4.42 ERA and 44:25 K:BB over 77.1 innings.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 7 months ago

Swarzak will start for the Twins on Sunday against the Indians, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

Swarzak will receive a spot start in the place of Tommy Milone, who is dealing with a neck injury. He didn't fare well in his last outing, allowing six runs over 4.2 innings of work, and now sports a 4.42 ERA over his 48 major league outings.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 7 months ago

Swarzak was routed Monday night, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings against the Tigers.

The spot start did not work out for the 29 year old hurler. Swarzak now has a 4.42 ERA in 48 Major League outings�two starts. If he sticks in the rotation he will face the Indians at home this weekend.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 7 months ago

Swarzak will start Monday against Detroit, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He'll make a spot start but could remain in the rotation with Tommy Milone unlikely to return from a neck injury.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 7 months ago

Swarzak could start Monday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said that Swarzak is "the hope" for Monday, with Tommy Milone scratched due to neck issues, but everything will depend on how the bullpen is used this weekend. The 29-year-old Swarzak gave up four homers in 13.1 innings in August but is still sitting with a 3.00 ERA since the All-Star break.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 8 months ago

Swarzak (ankle) gave up two runs over 3.1 innings with two strikeouts and no walks in Monday's loss to Kansas City.

It was Swarzak's first outing since suffering a sprained right ankle Tuesday and it didn't appear to be an issue.

Anthony Swarzak P CLE 8 months ago

Swarzak (ankle) was able to run off the mound to cover first base and was cleared to play Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

When he first sprained his ankle Tuesday it was thought he'd land on the DL, but now it looks like he could be back on the mound shortly.