Anthony Swarzak 51 | Pitcher

Minnesota Twins

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Thu. July 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a short-notice start as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Impact: Swarzak has made 29 career starts dating back to 2009, but this was his first since Oct. 2, 2012. Such a surprise assignment can be a challenge for a pitcher, less than 14 hours after finding out, but that can also work against an opponent that hasn't fully prepared to face him. Four of Swarzazk's five innings were perfect. "I felt like I might've had a little bit more in the tank," Swarzak said.(STATS, 4:21pm)
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Swarzak allowed two hits, one earned run and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings to pick up the victory Wednesday against the Indians. Impact: Making his first start since October of 2012, Swarzak put the Twins in a position to emerge victorious after tossing five innings of one-run ball. He was originally supposed to be capped at 60 pitches in the spot start, but manager Ron Gardenhire was pleased enough with his effectiveness to allow him to reach 74 (51 strikes). The 28-year-old righty is now likely headed back to the bullpen, as the Twins hope Kyle Gibson (back) will be healthy enough to make his scheduled start Saturday. If Gibson's back is still a bit stiff, the Twins may once again turn to Swarzak, especially considering his performance in this start.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Swarzak will be capped at 60 pitches Wednesday in his spot start against the Indians, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports. Impact: Thus, a strained inning could place the burden on the Twins' bullpen to carry the load. The preceding was hinted at by manager Ron Gardenhire, who said that Samuel Deduno will be available as a reliever. Considering Swarzak has allowed six runs on 10 hits, while striking out four in nine innings this month, Deduno could very well be in for a lengthy outing Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness. Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Swarzak. Impact: Swarzak is 1-0 with 4.34 in 30 relief appearances this season. The right-hander has 28 career starts but hasn't started a game since 2012.(STATS, 2:50am)
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Swarzak will get a spot start Wednesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Kyle Gibson was scratched with a stiff back, so Swarzak will make his first start since 2012. In 146 innings as a starter, Swarzak has a 5.79 ERA, and the fact that he isn't stretched out and will probably exit before pitching five innings makes him a very unappealing fantasy option.(RotoWire, )
Anthony Swarzak
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 208  Age: 28
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 9/10/1985, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2009
Salary: $935,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury