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Jon Switzer | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arizona State

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Mets designated LHP Jon Switzer for assignment.
Switzer posted an 8.10 ERA in four appearances since being recalled two weeks ago. The 29-year-old now has a 6.20 ERA in 72 major league games. He'll likely pass through waivers and report to Triple-A Buffalo. Wed, Jun 24, 2009 06:20:00 PM

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Mets purchased the contract of LHP Jon Switzer from Triple-A Buffalo.

Switzer will be the second lefty out of the pen. Used exclusively that way, he can help the Mets, and your bullpen ERA. The Mets need a second lefty, so he could stick around at Ken Takahashi's expense, since Takahashi is a lefty who can't get lefties out.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 02:16:00 PM

Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Mets will call up Jon Switzer to take John Maine's spot on the roster.

This means Fernando Nieve will likely start Saturday against the Yankees. Switzer is a second lefty the Mets sorely needed.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 02:10:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Jon Switzer and LHP Michael Tejera to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Switzer has a 6.11 ERA in 66 1/3 innings as a major leaguer, but left-handers have hit just .217 off him, suggesting that he still might have a future out of the pen. Tejera is less likely to see time with the Red Sox next season. He'll be one of the senior members of the rotation at Pawtucket.
Fri, Jan 4, 2008 04:06:00 PM

Rays designated LHP Jon Switzer for assignment.

Switzer gave up 17 runs in 19 innings for the Rays last season, but he was fairly effective against lefties. Perhaps that will be enough to get him claimed. At 28, he has a few years left to make it as a specialst.
Tue, Nov 20, 2007 10:07:00 PM

Devil Rays recalled LHP Jon Switzer from Triple-A Durham.

His latest stint in Durham last about three weeks, with Switzer now replacing Casey Fossum in the bullpen.
Wed, Aug 8, 2007 09:09:00 AM

Devil Rays optioned LHP Jon Switzer to Triple-A Durham.

Al Reyes will be activated from the DL to take the open spot. Switzer gave up five runs in 1 2/3 innings during his two weeks with the Rays.
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 01:33:00 AM

Devil Rays recalled LHP Jon Switzer from Triple-A Durham.

The Rays again bypass Seth McClung, even though he has his ERA down to 1.51. Switzer has also been very successful since returning from a shoulder injury, allowing one earned run in 22 innings. He can be used as both a specialist and a middle reliever.
Wed, Jul 4, 2007 12:32:00 PM

Devil Rays activated LHP Jon Switzer from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

He takes Jae Seo's 40-man roster spot. Switzer (shoulder) resumed pitching in the minors last week and may be a factor in the Tampa Bay bullpen before the end of June.
Sat, Jun 2, 2007 02:33:00 AM

Devil Rays transferred LHP Jon Switzer from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.

The Rays are still calling Switzer's problem shoulder tendinitis, but they obviously don't expect him back anytime soon.
Mon, Apr 2, 2007 12:37:00 PM

Devil Rays placed LHP Jon Switzer on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.

The southpaw reliever went 2-2 with a 4.54 ERA out of the Tampa Bay bullpen last season. The Rays have no other left-handed relievers in camp, so it looks like they'll be without a southpaw in the bullpen at the beginning of the year.
Sat, Mar 24, 2007 11:10:00 AM

Jon Switzer returned to action on Saturday and allowed two runs in an inning versus the Twins.

Switzer left Wednesday's game after he was hit on the right wrist by a comebacker.
Sat, Mar 10, 2007 04:33:00 PM

X-rays on Jon Switzer's right wrist were negative, but he was scheduled for further tests.

Switzer, a left-hander, is likely day-to-day after gettign hit by a comebacker in Wednesday's game.
Wed, Mar 7, 2007 07:48:00 PM

Jon Switzer was sent for X-rays after getting hit on the right wrist by a comebacker in Wednesday's game.

Switzer is a left-hander, so as long as there are no breaks in the wrist, he shouldn't miss much time.
Wed, Mar 7, 2007 03:43:00 PM

Jon Switzer left Wednesday's game after being hit by a liner back to the mound.

No word yet on where the ball hit him, but it seems he made it off the field on his own. He's probably day-to-day.
Wed, Mar 7, 2007 02:55:00 PM

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