Michael Schwimer RP TOR Aug 07 '13

Blue Jays released RHP Michael Schwimer.

Schwimer was designated for assignment earlier this week. The right-hander has been injured for much of 2013 but should be able to latch on with a new club.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Aug 06 '13

Blue Jays designated RHP Michael Schwimer for assignment.

The move clears a spot for J.A. Happ's return from the 60-day disabled list. Schwimer has been limited to just six appearances in Triple-A this year due to injury.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR May 10 '13

Blue Jays activated RHP Michael Schwimer from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Schwimer is over his shoulder injury, but he'll have to work his way up from the minors first. He posted a 4.46 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings last season for the Phillies.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Mar 31 '13

Blue Jays placed RHP Michael Schwimer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a strained right shoulder.

Schwimer was limited to three appearances this spring after being acquired from the Phillies in the offseason. The 27-year-old will serve as bullpen depth.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Feb 23 '13

Blue Jays acquired RHP Michael Schwimer from the Phillies for 1B Art Charles.

Schwimer, 27, appeared in 35 games last season for the Phillies, finishing with a 4.46 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. He'll serve as bullpen depth for the Blue Jays.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Dec 08 '12

Updating a previous item, the players' union has not filed a grievance against the Phillies on behalf of Michael Schwimer.

CSN Philly incorrectly reported that Schwimer filed a grievance for the salary he would have made when he was went to the minors while injured. However, according to beat writer Jim Salisbury, the MLBPA is investigating the matter, and no determination has been made. Schwimer, 26, is now completely healthy and on the Phillies' 40-man roster.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Dec 07 '12

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the players' union has filed a grievance against the Phillies on behalf of Michael Schwimer.

Schwimer believes he was sent to the minors this past season while injured and apparently wants to be compensated for the salary he would have made if he was on the disabled list at the major league level. The 26-year-old right-hander is healthy now and on the Phillies' 40-man roster.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Oct 05 '12

Phillies recalled RHP Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Schwimer put up a 4.46 ERA over 35 contests for the Phillies this season. He'll be in the mix for a bullpen spot next spring.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Aug 29 '12

Michael Schwimer has reported to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Schwimmer had refused to report previously because he thought he should have been placed on the DL with an elbow injury rather than being demoted. He received a second opinion, and although the results haven't been revealed, he presumably has been given a clean bill of health.

Michael Schwimer RP TOR Aug 29 '12

Michael Schwimer received a second opinion on his right elbow in California.

Schwimer expressed frustration after being optioned to the minors last week and believed he should have been placed on the disabled list instead. However, he is expected to report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, so it's fair to assume he was cleared of any injury.