Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
1 week ago

Swarzak (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Upon his activation, Swarzak will return to his relief role with the Yankees. He's been a liability on the mound for the club this season, as he owns a 5.90 ERA after pitching in 25 games (29 innings).

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
1 month ago

Swarzak was placed on the 15-day DL with an inflamed right rotator cuff.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak's season-long struggles have continued following the All-Star break. In 14 contests since, Swarzak is 0-2 with a 6.06 ERA, bringing his ERA up to 5.90 for the year. Home runs have been an issue all season, as he owns a hefty 3.1 HR/9. In a corresponding move, the Yankees have recalled Ben Heller from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
2 months ago

Swarzak struck out one and gave up just one hit in two innings of relief in a 5-3 loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak has allowed just one run in 4.2 innings of relief in August. While only a small sample size, it's an improvement from the 13 combined earned runs he allowed in June and July over 20.2 innings. Even with the improvement, it is unlikely the six-year vet sees any save opportunities this season.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
4 months ago

Swarzak had his contract selected by the Yankees on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak has spent the entire season thus far with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, working to a 3.86 ERA with 43 strikeouts over 46.2 innings in 15 appearances (six starts). He figures to be used in a relief capacity in the majors, as he'll replace Luis Cessa -- who was optioned in a corresponding move -- in the bullpen.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
1 year ago

Swarzak's contract was sold to the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Swarzak was DFA'd by the Indians last month, and he landed at Triple-A Columbus after passing through waivers unclaimed. Rather than toiling away at the Triple-A level, the 29-year-old will head overseas to continue his career. He's just one year removed from appearing in 50 games and posting a 4.60 ERA in 86.0 innings for the Twins.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
1 year ago

Swarzak has been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.

After being designated for assignment last week, Swarzak passed through waivers unclaimed, so he'll report to Triple-A after beginning the year on the major league roster. Swarzak had decent success, posting a 3.38 ERA over 13.1 innings, and he'll look to sustain that in hopes of a future call-up.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
1 year ago

Swarzak was designated for assignment by the Indians on Saturday.

Swarzak tossed two perfect frames against the Twins on Friday night, lowering his ERA to 3.38, but it wasn't enough to save his spot on the 40-man roster. The Tribe had to make room for Saturday's starter Bruce Chen, and Swarzak's .316 BAA likely did him in. He will now be subjected to waivers.

Anthony Swarzak
RP NYY
2 years 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
RP NYY
2 years 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
RP NYY
2 years 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.