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Jordan Swagerty | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 172
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Cardinals reassigned RHP Jordan Swagerty to minor league camp.
The move was made so the young right-hander could join the rehab camp. He's missed nearly all of the past two seasons after undergoing Tommy John and bone spur surgeries, and is now experiencing renewed soreness in his elbow. A once highly-intriguing prospect, Swagerty is hoping to get his career back in track in 2014. Mar 2 - 4:44 PM

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Tests have ruled out structural in Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty's right elbow.

Swagerty has pitched only 10 2/3 innings over the last two years following Tommy John and bone spur surgeries, so there was obviously some concern after he had to halt a bullpen session last week due to soreness. Thankfully, though, he's only dealing with inflammation. Swagerty will be shut down for the time being. "It would be pure speculation, but obviously a guy coming back from Tommy John, it's not uncommon to have that happen from time to time," said general manager John Mozeliak. "I think I would attribute it more to sort of the length of time he hasn't been able to throw and then ratchet it up."
Feb 24 - 6:59 PM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty is experiencing renewed soreness in his throwing elbow.

The Cardinals have shut down his spring throwing program and could send him back to St. Louis to undergo tests. Swagerty, 24, has struggled with injuries since his exciting pro debut in 2011. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last year.
Feb 24 - 10:27 AM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday.

The 24-year-old right-hander had a dynamic debut season in 2011, posting a 1.83 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 89/23 K/BB ratio over 93 2/3 innings across three minor levels. He then missed the entire 2012 and most of the 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but is now fully healthy and ready to get his career back on track. He's certainly a name to know in keeper formats.
Feb 15 - 10:11 AM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty (elbow) appeared in an extended spring training game on Friday.

It's his first game action since he underwent Tommy John surgery last April. Swagerty probably won't pitch in minor league games until the second half, but the former second-round pick is one to keep an eye on after he posted a 1.83 ERA and 89/23 K/BB ratio over 93 2/3 innings in 2011.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty (elbow) said he's a "full-go" after missing last season following Tommy John surgery.

Swagerty met with the team’s medical staff on Sunday in order to gain clearance for a normal approach to spring training, which he received. A 2010 second-round pick, the 23-year-old posted a 1.83 ERA and 89/23 K/BB ratio over 93 2/3 innings in 2011 across three levels. The Cards aren't sure whether he'll be a starter or reliever, but he's one of many interesting arms in the system, regardless of his ultimate role.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Swagerty's UCL is in good shape, but he has bone spurs in the elbow that need to be cleaned out, and the Cards were worried a procedure just to remove them would potentially lead to ligament damage. One of the team's better pitching prospects, Swagerty posted a 1.83 ERA and 89/23 K/BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings last season.
Sun, Apr 1, 2012 01:51:00 PM

Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty (elbow) has been shut down for the next 7-10 days.

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is hearing that Swagerty has developed bone spurs, a condition that sometimes requires a clean-up surgery. The Cardinals will play the waiting game for now and hope their 2010 second-round pick simply heals on his own. Swagerty, a 22-year-old right-hander, had a 1.83 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 93 2/3 minor league innings last season.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 10:24:00 AM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty was "reassured" about his right elbow after receiving the results of an MRI.

Swagerty has been dealing with stiffness in the elbow, but it sounds like nothing is structurally wrong. The Cardinals have yet to schedule him for a live bullpen session, however. The 2010 second-round pick was fantastic in his first professional season last year, boasting a 1.83 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 93 2/3 innings while spending time as a starter and reliever across three levels.
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 02:09:00 PM

2010 second-round pick Jordan Swagerty pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out nine, for low Single-A Quad Cities on Thursday.

Swagerty closed for Arizona State last year and expectations were that he'd wind up as a reliever in the pros, but it looks like the Cards had the right idea in trying him as a starter first. He's yet to surrender a run or a walk in 13 innings for Quad Cities.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 01:27:00 PM

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2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
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SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
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6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Nick Greenwood
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