Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 53

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride. Countdown to Opening Day – 53 days The Cleveland Indians have made a pleasant habit of finding pitching options in surprise locations and last season was no exception. With...

Kozma, Pestano, Swarzak sign minor league deals with Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) While the New York Yankees have not signed any free agents to major league contracts, they announced 15 minor league deals Friday. Infielder Pete Kozma and right-handers Vinnie Pestano and Anthony Swarzak were among the players who reached agreements and will report to big league spring training. Kozma, who turns 28 in April, spent the past five seasons with the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manship Sails into Unfamiliar Waters

Sometimes, good puns write themselves and are much too difficult to resist. Good seasons for Major Leaguers can sometimes be harder to find, especially when talking about efforts by relievers. It was no secret early in the 2015 season that the Cleveland Indians bullpen was not quite the crisp product that it had been the season before. Cody Allen had a rough April, posting the second...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

6/10 Recap: Indians Unable to Recover From Bauer’s Early Wildness

Roster Update: In AAA news Anthony Swarzak, who had been on the temporary inactive list, has been released by the Indians so he can pursue his baseball career in South Korea according to Jim Massie of the Columbus Dispatch. Swarzak had a 3.38 ERA in 13.1 innings with 13 strike outs in limited Major League action this year. We wish him all the best as begins a new era in another...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

5/9 Recap: Tribe Rally Falls Short

Roster Update: Mike Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list and Zach Walters was called up in his stead. Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment to make room for Bruce Chen, who made his first appearance and first start in an Indians uniform. Player of the Game Nick Swisher had himself a game. Swish racked up 4 hits today including a rally starting double...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

4/22 Recap: Chicago Clubs Kluber, Tribe Kept Scoreless

Player of the Game It only took two innings to win the Player of the Game today as Anthony Swarzak becomes the first bullpen recipient of 2015. He relieved Corey Kluber in the seventh inning with a runner on second and none out following a three run scoring binge and quickly put the Sox down in order. Back for the eighth, Swarzak allowed a single, but struck out two in a scoreless...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

4/12 Roster Update

Prior to today’s game the Indians made a flurry of moves to cover a few different ways the Tigers have hurt the team both physically and emotionally. The most serious move was the placement of Yan Gomes on the 15 day disabled list. Gomes was injured when Rajai Davis slid in to home plate in yeserday’s game and is officially out with a knee sprain. He got an MRI this morning,...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 12, 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Swarzak, Lindor and Ramsey draw most interest of spring invitees

With 22 non-roster invitees in camp for Indians spring training, how many have a shot at making the opening day roster? Last year it ended up being three -- Scott Atchison, Elliot Johnson and Nyjer Morgan. Of the three, only Atchison was on the roster at the end of the season. Atchison, who made 70 appearances en route to a 6-0 record with 2.75 ERA, had such an impact that he received...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Golden Ticket: 2015 Spring Training Invitees

Every year, the Indians do their diligence in acquiring the low risk, low reward players known as Spring Training invitees. These are generally players signed to a minor league contract with an out clause if they don’t make the team within a month or so of the season starting. While these are often veterans looking for another chance despite no free agent interest or career AAAA...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Circling the Central: January 2015

As usual, January has been a very slow month for baseball signings, continues on with the doldrums that started right after the Winter Meetings ended. For the Indians, the only moves were two minor league deals given to relief pitchers and the rest of the division wasn’t much busier. In fact, the biggest move around was likely an addition by subtraction as Max Scherzer finally...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 01, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2014.159: Twins at Tigers

“Hey man – the playoffs are that way.” 88-70, 1st place, magic number is 3. Playoffs clinched. Whether Sale will admit it, plunking VMart yesterday ignited this offense, provided some emotion that this team can really build off of, and assured a playoff spot. That said, can we all agree that a wild card slot would be immensely disappointing for this team? It’s a little different...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians dropped by Twins fill-in starter Anthony Swarzak

This trippy combo picture froze on my screen as I was looking at pics from yesterday’s game. (I apologize for the lateness of this recap. I’m filling in for TD today.) I had to look up Anthony Swarzak’s name three times. Apparently Carlos Santana did too, according to Alex Smith of His game story says that Carlos Santana had no idea who was pitching yesterday 90 minutes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 24, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians fail to figure out fill-in starter, drop series to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings. Glen Perkins finished up in the ninth for his 24th save in 27 tries. When Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana, Arcia provide enough offense as Twins beat Indians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings. Glen Perkins finished up in the ninth for his 24th save in 27 tries. When Kyle...
Via Fox Sports North
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Bad back forces Gibson to miss start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson walked slowly around the Twins clubhouse Wednesday morning, which was his scheduled day to make his next start. But a stiff lower back bumped him from his turn in the rotation, and Minnesota called on reliever Anthony Swarzak to make a spot start against Cleveland in the series finale. Gibson said Wednesday that he first experienced the tightness in his...
Via Fox Sports North
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: July 23, 2014

Despite both extra-inning games going fourteen innings and still going my way, it was not a good picking day for the old guy here. A lot of underdogs won including the Cubs and Astros. But mostly I just got them wrong by underestimating the Orioles, Rays and Brewers.The big one that hurt was the Astros game. I had the A's as the Game of the Day behind Scott Kazmir. That should have...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins punchless at the plate in key spots vs. Cleveland

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have struggled to fire on all cylinders for the majority of the 2014 season. When the offense is clicking, the starting pitching falters. Sometimes the bullpen lets down the rotation. Other times, the lineup can't hit. While starting pitcher Yohan Pino was far from perfect Tuesday against Cleveland, the Twins' clutch hitting -- or lack thereof ...
Via Fox Sports North
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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