Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
2 months ago

Swarzak tossed a perfect eighth inning and struck out a batter in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak has been nearly untouchable in September, giving up just two hits while posting an 11:0 K:BB in 7.1 innings over seven appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen. He has posted a 2.18 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a stellar 32:3 K:BB in 22 games since being acquired by the Brewers in late July. He will serve as the team's setup man the rest of the way.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
3 months ago

Swarzak (neck) is good to go for the start of this week's series against the Pirates, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has not pitched since Aug. 10, partly due to a stiff neck that made him unavailable for Sunday's game. However, he says he is recovered and good to go if he is needed out of the bullpen Tuesday. Swarzak has a 1.46 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 12.1 innings since the All-Star break.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
3 months ago

Swarzak was unavailable during Sunday's win over the Reds due to a stiff neck, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This helps explain why Jacob Barnes tossed two innings of relief. It's unclear when the ailment cropped up, or how long it will keep Swarzak sidelined, but he should be considered day-to-day until he is reevaluated after Monday's off day.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
3 months ago

Swarzak pitched a scoreless inning on one hit while striking out two to earn his first save in a Brewers uniform Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak was protecting a three-run lead, and despite allowing a baserunner, he had little trouble closing the door on the Rays. After allowing a run in his first outing with the Brewers on July 28, he's now held opponents scoreless over his last five outings. In addition, he has four holds along with one save in less than 10 days with his new team.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
4 months ago

Swarzak was traded to the Brewers on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The full details of the trade have not been announced, but it appears that the Brewers have found a short-term asset to plug into their leaky bullpen. Swarzak currently holds a 2.23 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with the White Sox this season and should operate as one of the Brewers' better high-leverage relief arms.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
4 months ago

Swarzak worked around a hit and a walk with two strikeouts over scoreless innings to earn his first career save Monday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak was handed the save opportunity after a pair of uninspiring outings from the newly-acquired Tyler Clippard, and although he put the tying run on base with two outs, he was able to strike out Wilson Contreras to end the game. While it was his first career save, Swarzak has been dominant this season, posting a 2.23 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP, and he could be emerging as the White Sox arm to own for fantasy owners in need of saves.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
4 months ago

Swarzak will shift into a setup role while Tyler Clippard gets the first shot at closer, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak could wind up getting a few opportunities to close here and there, but for the time being, Clippard will serve as the ninth-inning specialist. Besides a blown save on Saturday, Swarzak has been spotless from the mound recently, only allowing one earned run over his last 11.2 innings of work. He should figure to earn chances in high-leverage situations moving forward, and could leapfrog Clippard in the pecking order if the ex-Yankee continues to struggle.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
4 months ago

Swarzak may an option to close games for the White Sox after both David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle were traded to the Yankees on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Tyler Clippard was brought back in the deal, and the White Sox do reportedly plan to use Clippard in late-game situations, but Swarzak has been significantly better than Clipper throughout most of the season. Swarzak endured a rough stretch from mid-May to mid-June, but he's rebounded with just one earned run allowed in his last 11 appearances. Meanwhile Clippard has a 4.95 ERA for the season and a 10.80 ERA since the beginning of June, but he does throw four different pitches while Swarzak is exclusively fastball-slider. It's a situation to watch closely in the coming days.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
5 months ago

Swarzak (3-2) allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak's season has taken a bad turn since the middle of May. The journeyman right-hander opened the year with 19.2 scoreless innings, helping the White Sox weather a storm of injuries in the bullpen, but has allowed 11 runs, 22 hits and six walks over 12.2 innings since then.

Anthony Swarzak
RP FA
6 months ago

Swarzak (2-1) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak entered the game with microscopic numbers (.135 BAA, 1.16 ERA, 0.64 WHIP) after Mike Pelfrey threw five scoreless innings, but was nicked to death by the Red Sox. Three of the four hits Swarzak allowed were bloop singles, and the defense behind him didn't help. Despite the ugly results, Swarzak boasts a 2.59 ERA and will continue to work in close games until some of Chicago's injured relievers get back to full health.