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Bruce Chen to start for Indians on Saturday, Anthony Swarzak designated for assignment

The Indians officially announced on Saturday that they had called up pitcher Bruce Chen from Columbus and that pitcher Anthony Swarzak has been designated for assignment. The Indians announced this past week that Bruce Chen would be called-up from Triple-A Columbus and that he would be on the hill to start on Saturday against the Twins. The Indians needed a starter with TJ House...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Swarzak makes Cleveland Indians roster; Josh Tomlin sent down

Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak made the Cleveland Indians roster out of spring training, the team announced on Sunday morning. Starter Josh Tomlin was sent down to Triple-A Columbus. TJ House and Zach McAllister won out the final two rotation spots. Swarzak, 29, has spent his entire baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. A second-round pick in 2004, he was once...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians sign ex-Twins pitcher Swarzak to minor-league deal

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have signed former Minnesota Twins right-handed starter and reliever Anthony Swarzak to a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitation to the Indians' spring training camp. The 29-year-old free agent spent his third consecutive season with the Twins. His 237.1 relief innings are the second most in the majors since 2012. Swarzak had been...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians invite Swarzak to spring training

The Indians added some more competition to the bullpen on Thursday, signing Anthony Swarzak to a minor-league deal with a non-roster invite to spring training. The right-hander has spent his entire career in the Twins organization, including the past three at the major-league level. His 237 1/3 relief innings over the past three seasons are second in the majors. Last season Swarzak...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Swarzak hit around by Tigers in spot start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Swarzak has gotten used to making spot starts. He's now made a pair of starts this season and did the same thing five times in 2012 as a reliever. The Twins right-hander has aspirations of once again pitching in a starting role, something he did to start his big league career. Outings like Monday against Detroit won't exactly help his cause, though. In his...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Anthony Swarzak could hit DL with ankle sprain

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Houston Astros on Wednesday by the score of 3-1. The win improved the last-place Twins to 54-65 on the season. The Twins, who have scored the 11th most runs in the Major Leagues, have been hindered all season by the pitching staff which is near the bottom of the league in ERA. One pitcher who may help the situation is Ricky Nolasco, who is coming...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

In spot start, Swarzak spins a beauty for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has aspirations of one day returning to the starting rotation. For one day, at least, he had that chance. Swarzak started Wednesday's game against Cleveland as a spot starter when Minnesota's Kyle Gibson was scratched with lower back stiffness. Though Swarzak found out about his start less than 24 hours before it happened, his outing...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Spot-Starter Swarzek Shuts Down Tribe; Twins 3, Indians 1

Until Wednesday afternoon Anthony Swarzak had been used exclusive as a reliever by the Minnesota Twins. When scheduled starter Kyle Gibson came down with a sore back on Tuesday, the Twins needed a spot starter on the fly and turned to Swarzak. Hoping to get perhaps a few innings of decent work out of the 28-year-old right-hander, who had made 31 relief appearances this season, Minnesota...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins agree to contract with RHP Swarzak

The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Anthony Swarzak have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Swarzak went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games for the Twins last season. He made all of those appearances out of the bullpen for the first time in his four-year career. In years past, Swarzak was often used as a spot starter when the rotation faltered or someone...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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