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MLB Injury News:
Offseason shenanigans can lead to injuries. Players have proven this throughout the history of baseball, and Anthony Swarzak is no exception. The Minnesota Twins will not have their 27-year old pitcher in camp for at least a month as he recovers from a fractured rib. The injury was apparently suffered at the Twins' fan fest.
Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com had the early report of the injury.
Swarzak injured his ribs in a non-baseball activity on Jan. 25 and is expected to be out a month. #MNTwins
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) February 6, 2013
It was later confirmed that Swarzak had suffered a rib fracture and would miss about a month. The injury should not set him back too much in his preparation for the 2013 season, but it is disappointing. Swarzak needs all the time he can get in camp to get his career on track.
So far in his Major League career, Swarzak has a 5.03 ERA in 83 games-pitched. He has never developed into the player the Twins thought he would when he was drafted in the second round of the 2004 draft. Swarzak has three Major League seasons under his belt. His best year was in 2011 when he still posted a high 4.32 ERA.
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Minnesota right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak will be sidelined about a month after fracturing two ribs during non-baseball activity, the Twins announced Wednesday.Swarzak, 27, fractured his ribs on Jan. 25. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 12, which means Swarzak will miss the first few weeks of camp.Last season, Swarzak appeared in a...
Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has two cracked ribs, the freak result of some ill-fated horseplay during a gathering with teammates last month.
Swarzak will miss at least the first two weeks of spring training, a setback to his bid for a roster spot as a long reliever.
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The Minnesota Twins held their TwinsFest the last weekend in January, where
fans and players (past and present) meet and participate in activities baseball
and /or Twins related. Apparently not ALL the news coming out of that
homage to all things Twins is wonderful.
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