Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
4 days 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 CWS
3 weeks 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.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
1 month ago

Swarzak gave up his first runs of the season when he served up a three-run home run to the Angels' Mike Trout in Wednesday's 12-8 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak, who sported a streak of 19.2 scoreless innings to start the season, entered a tie game in relief of starter Miguel Gonzalez and provided none. He gave up three straight hits and didn't retire a batter. Swarzak has been a nice surprise for the White Sox, who have dealt with injuries in the pen, and has recently been used in high-leverage spots.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
1 month ago

Swarzak struck out three over 1.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-4 win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak's season-long scoreless streak reached 18.1 innings. The right-hander has allowed three hits and two walks while striking out 21 and hasn't allowed a hit in the last 8.2 innings. His work has helped the White Sox survive the losses of three key bullpen members: Nate Jones (elbow), Zach Putnam (elbow) and Jake Petricka (back).

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
2 months ago

Swarzak allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak has thrown 9.2 shutout innings over seven appearances this season, including a stretch in which he retired 18 straight batters before allowing a single Tuesday. He's mainly a long relief man with four of his seven outings lasting longer than an inning. He's got some history as a starter and could be called on if the White Sox sour on Dylan Covey being the fill-in starter for Carlos Rodon (biceps), though there's something to be said for not screwing with him while he's pitching so well out of the pen.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
2 months ago

Swarzak (1-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season in Thursday's 10-4 victory over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

With the White Sox leading 7-1 entering the fifth inning, it looked like an easy win for starter Miguel Gonzalez, but he ran into trouble and was pulled one out shy of qualifying for the decision. Enter Swarzak who has been stretched out and is prepared to give the White Sox multiple outs when a starter can't get deep. As manager Rick Renteria navigates the rotation without Carlos Rodon (biceps), Swarzak is a potential fill in if Rule 5 pickup Dylan Covey is not the answer. Covey will start Friday against the Twins.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
2 months ago

Swarzak struck out two in a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Swarzak made his debut for the White Sox, entering the game in the seventh inning after Derek Holland's bid for a no-hitter ended in the sixth. The right-handed Swarzak was in the mix as the replacement for starter Carlos Rodon (biceps), a slot that eventually went to Dylan Covey. If it doesn't work out for Covey, Swarzak could enter the rotation.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
3 months ago

Swarzak was named to the Opening Day roster Saturday and remains an option for a spot start with Carlos Rodon (biceps) sidelined, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Either Swarzak or Dylan Covey will fill Rodon's rotation spot early in the season with Rodon working his way back from biceps bursitis. Swarzak was sharper than Covey throughout the spring, but his numbers were still underwhelming overall as he notched a 4.80 ERA over 30.0 innings. If Swarzak continues to outperform Covey once the season gets underway, it'll increase his chances of sticking on the roster once Rodon returns.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
3 months ago

Swarzak and Dylan Covey are both in the mix to take the rotation spot of Carlos Rodon who will miss at least the first turn of the rotation in the regular season, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Covey started Wednesday's Grapefruit League finale and thew one scheduled inning followed by Swarzak who threw two innings. Each hurler gave up a homer. What appeared to be a one-game cameo a week ago changed when Rodon was scratched from a start with what was diagnosed as bursitis. There could be more than one fill-in start for the Covey/Swarzak winner.

Anthony Swarzak
RP CWS
3 months ago

Swarzak appears to have won an Opening Day roster spot with the White Sox, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the White Sox demoting Zack Burdi to Triple-A and Juan Minaya (abdomen) set to open the season the DL, Swarzak looks poised to serve as the club's long reliever. Swarzak split last season between Triple-A and the big leagues, accruing a 5.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 31 innings with the Yankees.