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ANTHONY SWARZAK RUMORS

Swarzak strong in spot start, Twins top Cleveland

Anthony Swarzak has been begging for a start for the nearly two years since his last one. So much so, that it became a running joke in the clubhouse and a source of friendly teammate teasing. The Twins righthander probably wasn’t expecting to have the last laugh in the form of a notice that he was starting a little more than 12 hours before Wednesday’s game. But Swarzak stepped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  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

Twins Injury News: Anthony Swarzak suffered fractured rib

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...
Via MLB Injury News
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins: Swarzak has cracked ribs -- from wrestling

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Swarzak will start spring training late

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...
Via Fox Sports North
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins reactivate pitcher Swarzak

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins made a few roster moves after Wednesday's game, optioning pitchers Jeff Manship and Luis Perdomo to Triple-A Rochester. Minnesota will activate right-hander Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list and will make one more corresponding roster move before Friday's game in Seattle. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the corresponding move...
Via Fox Sports North
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Swarzak on Sasquatch: 'I believe they're real'

MINNEAPOLIS What began as a simple curiosity about Sasquatch after watching a few television shows has turned into a bit of an obsession for Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak or so say his teammates. Swarzak downplays his passion and interest in Sasquatch, otherwise known as Bigfoot. But ask those in Minnesota's clubhouse and they'll tell you it's more than just a passing...
Via Fox Sports North
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins, Swarzak seek repeat of Sunday's outing

Since opening two years ago, Target Field has been a house of misery for the Texas Rangers. While they appear to have the right man taking the mound to pick up a rare win there, their offense may be the bigger concern in Minnesota. Scheduled starter Matt Harrison tries to lead the Rangers to their second victory at Target Field in Friday night's series opener against the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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