Indians invite Swarzak to spring training

Anthony Swarzak has the second-most relief innings in the majors over the past three seasons.

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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 went 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 50 appearances, with four being starts. Two of those starts were against the Indians as he went 1-1.

With the addition of Swarzak, the Tribe have 13 non-roster invites to spring training — eight pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and an outfielder. Pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 18 with the first workout two days later.