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Michael Schwimer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Wed, Aug 7, 2013 05:03:00 PM

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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.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 09:04:00 AM

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.
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:55:00 PM

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 pitch in middle relief once he's back to full health.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 08:44:00 PM

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.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 04:11:00 PM

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

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com originally reported that Schwimer filed a grievance for the salary he would have made when he was sent to the minors while injured. However, Schwimer's agent told 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.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 09:10:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 06:38:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:19:00 AM

Michael Schwimer has reported to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Schwimer 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.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 07:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Michael Schwimer is expected to report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Schwimer was optioned to the minors six days ago, but he didn't report immediately after claiming that he had an elbow injury. However, it appears that the Phillies finally convinced him to show up. There are only a few days left in the Triple-A regular season, so assuming Schwimer is healthy, he should be back with the big club in September.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Michael Schwimer was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley last week but still hasn't reported.

Schwimer is trying to fight the transaction, claiming that he was injured and should have been placed on the 15-day disabled list. "He's not in Lehigh Valley, but we don't plan on taking any action," GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday. "I really can't comment on anything else."
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 09:04:00 AM

Phillies optioned RHP Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Schwimer has posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings this season for the Phillies. He'll probably be brought back up after rosters expand September 1.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 03:28:00 PM

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

He'll take the place of Jose Contreras (elbow) on the active roster. Contreras is likely dealing with a major injury and will undergo an MRI on Saturday. Schwimer has an 8.53 ERA in six appearances with the Phillies this season and will be used in middle relief.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He was sent down in order to make room for Cliff Lee's return from the disabled list. Schwimer has an ugly 8.53 ERA and 3/5 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings with the Phillies this season and will look for improvement against lesser competition in the minors.
Wed, May 9, 2012 01:45:00 PM

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