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Anthony Swarzak | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Anthony Swarzak has elected free agency.
Swarzak, 29, had a 4.60 ERA and 47/28 K/BB ratio in 86 innings over 46 relief appearances and four starts this past season. He'll find a home somewhere, but it might be on a minor league deal. Nov 28 - 10:15 AM

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Twins sent RHP Anthony Swarzak outright to Triple-A Rochester.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Swarzak, 29, had a 4.60 ERA and 47/28 K/BB ratio in 86 innings over 46 relief appearances and four starts this past season. He can reject the minor league assignment and become a free agent.
Nov 25 - 2:55 PM

Anthony Swarzak was hit hard in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Swarzak walked one and struck out one on the evening. He was staked to an early 6-0 lead, but couldn't fight his way through trouble in the fifth inning to hang around for the victory. He wraps up his season with a 4.60 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 47/28 K/BB ratio over his 86 innings.
Sep 26 - 10:58 PM

Anthony Swarzak was roughed up by the Indians Sunday, allowing eight hits and five runs -- three earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss.

Swarzak has had a rough go of it in his recent turn as a starter, as he's given up 11 runs over 8 2/3 innings in his last two starts. Swarzak also walked two and struck out two Sunday. The right-hander now owns a 4.52 ERA and may have to make one more start as the Twins try to get to the end of the season.
Sep 21 - 5:59 PM

Anthony Swarzak is the most likely candidate to start for the Twins on Monday.

The Twins are in need of a starter with Tommy Milone scratched, and Swarzak is the preferred choice. The Twins have to get through three games over the weekend without needing him in long relief first though.
Sep 13 - 2:00 PM

X-rays on Anthony Swarzak's sprained right ankle came back negative.

Swarzak sprained the ankle during Tuesday's game, and the Twins are still expected to put him on the DL in the coming days. The absence of structural damage is promising for his return before the end of the season, though.
Aug 13 - 6:27 PM

Anthony Swarzak is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Swarzak suffered the injury Tuesday while making a relief appearance against the Astros and could miss the rest of August. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a 4.12 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 59 innings this season.
Aug 13 - 5:17 PM

Anthony Swarzak was superb in a spot start Wednesday, holding the Indians to one run on two hits and a walk while striking out three in a 3-1 victory.

Swarzak, who was starting in place of Kyle Gibson (back) hadn’t thrown more than 52 pitches in an outing this season, but he was able to get his pitch count up to 74 Wednesday. He lowered his ERA for the year to 4.10 with the fine showing. Swarzak will be unavailable for a few days before likely returning to a long relief role, though it’s possible he’s earned another start if Gibson doesn’t recover as hoped.
Jul 23 - 4:10 PM

Twins avoided arbitration with RHP Anthony Swarzak by agreeing to a one-year, $935,000 contract.

Swarzak, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, can also earn an additional $25,000 if he makes 10 starts. The 28-year-old pitched out of the bullpen exclusively in 2013, posting a 2.91 ERA over 48 appearances.
Jan 17 - 1:23 PM

Anthony Swarzak will be away from the team for the remainder of the weekend as he tends to a family issue.

Swarzak left the team before Friday's contest and is expected to return in time for Monday's game. The 28-year-old righty has pitched well out of the Twins bullpen this season, registering a 3.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 68/21 K/BB ratio over 92 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Twins activated RHP Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list.

Swarzak fractured two ribs in January and didn't appear in a Grapefruit League game this spring, but he's ready to return to action after appearing in some minor league contests. He'll work the middle innings for the Twins.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Anthony Swarzak (ribs) will have his rehab delayed a couple of days after he had his wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday.

Swarzak fractured two ribs in January during an off-field incident with teammates and didn't appear in a Grapefruit League this spring. However, it shouldn't be long before he's ready to join the Twins' bullpen.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Anthony Swarzak (ribs) will pitch an inning in a minor league game Monday.

Swarzak was placed on the DL Friday, but since he won't be used in Grapefruit League games, he'll be eligible for activation on April 6. It sounds like he'll have a shot to be ready at that time.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Twins placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list with fractured ribs.

Swarzak fractured two ribs in an off-field incident with his teammates. He's throwing off the mound again, though, and should be ready to join the bullpen sometime in April.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Anthony Swarzak (ribs) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday.

It's his first since he fractured two ribs in an off-field incident with his teammates. "It was good," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He threw the ball over. That was good. He felt great. He said it felt great to be back on the mound again so that was good." Swarzak will begin the year on the DL, but it sounds like he won't miss too much time.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 10:51:00 PM

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1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Jordan Schafer
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CF1Aaron Hicks
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RF1Oswaldo Arcia
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DH1Kennys Vargas
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PosRoleName
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7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
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R1Glen Perkins
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3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
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