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Teams account for injuries during the season, but the Minnesota Twins didn’t expect to be shorthanded prior to the beginning of spring training. Right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak is now expected to miss a month after fracturing two ribs in January.
Swarzak wasn’t exactly lifting weights or running drills when the injury occurred — instead, he was trying his hand at another sport. Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Swarzak was wrestling with his teammates when the fateful injury happened.
“When he was up here for TwinsFest, he was messing around with a couple guys and cracked a couple ribs, so he’ll be out a month,” Ryan said. “He was wrestling around. It was some horseplay. He was out with a couple friends and the team and cracked a couple ribs fooling around. It wasn’t a fight or anything. It was just bad judgment wrestling around.”
The injury doesn’t come at the best time, as pitchers and catchers are set to report Tuesday to the team’s spring training complex in Fort Myers,...
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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.
General manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday that Swarzak was hurt the night of Jan. 25 when he was wrestling...
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...
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.
Aaron Rupar of the Minnesota Star-Tribune
reports that the injury sustained by Anthony Swarzak was the result...
It's only February, but Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has already suffered the first strange baseball injury of the year.
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Minnesota Twins. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cardinals / Cubs / Diamondbacks / Dodgers / Giants /...
Ben and Sam preview the Twins` season with Michael Bates and Bill Parker, and Pete talks to Star Tribune reporter Phill Miller (at 20:26).
I purposely avoided the term “sleeper” in the title of this post because I’m not sure that word really applies in deep leagues. Whether you’re in an AL- or NL-only league, a 16-team mixed league, or a league that just uses a ton of starting positions, you have to know more players than the average fantasy manager.
I prefer the term “target” because it’s a much more...
It is officially the start of the spring training season in Florida. The equipment trucks carrying supplies for the start of spring training arrived in Fort Myers, Florida this morning shortly after sunrise. This will be the second season the Boston Red Sox will play at Jet Blue Park while the Twins are returning to the friendly confines of Hammond Stadium, the only venue the Twins...