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51 Anthony Swarzak RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 9/10/1985 | Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $502,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 567.00
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Anthony Swarzak could start Monday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(3:37 pm ET) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins may use Anthony Swarzak as their starting pitcher for Monday's series opener against the Tigers. The turn in the rotation normally belongs to Tommy Milone, but the lefty is out indefinitely with a neck injury.

Swarzak is the leading candidate to start in Milone's place, but manager Ron Gardenhire may go with another option if Swarzak is needed more out of the bullpen.


X-rays negative on Anthony Swarzak's ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) X-rays on the injured ankle of Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak reveal no structural damage, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The reliever had been diagnosed with an ankle sprain, and the tests didn't reveal anything more severe. Swarzak owns a 4.12 ERA and 34:18 K:BB ratio in 59 innings.


Anthony Swarzak dealing with ankle sprain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak is dealing with an ankle sprain, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Swarzak could be placed on the disabled list due to the issue, though that's unclear at this time. Over 59 innings, he's posted a 4.12 ERA. 


Anthony Swarzak makes most of rare start in beating Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak had not started a game since Oct. 2, 2012. But he certainly didn't pitch like starting was so foreign to him Wednesday against visiting Cleveland.

Swarzak raised his record to 2-0 by throwing 74 pitches in five innings and giving up one run on two hits. He walked one and struck out three. He is expected to return to the bullpen after taking the place of Kyle Gibson for the one start.


Kyle Gibson out, Anthony Swarzak in as Wednesday starter


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Twins starter Kyle Gibson has been scratched from his Wednesday start against visiting Cleveland due to back stiffness. Anthony Swarzak is set to move from the bullpen to replace him.

Swarzak has been a bit of a disappointment this season with a 4.34 ERA in 30 appearances. He posted a 2.91 ERA a year ago while working a major league-high 96 innings. The right-hander has been particularly poor against the Indians, who have battered him for five runs on nine hits in 1 2/3 innings in 2014.


Anthony Swarzak set to start Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak will serve as an injury replacement for Wednesday's start against the Indians, FOXSportsNorth.com reports.

Swarzak has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen this season, going 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA and 25:16 K:BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings. If Kyle Gibson appears to be on track to miss more starts, the team could turn to a different option after Wednesday.


Anthony Swarzak escapes rough outing with win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak picked up the win Sunday afternoon against the Indians, his first of the season.

Swarzak (1-0) was not at his best, as he allowed a run-scoring double to David Murphy in the fifth and a run-scoring single to Michael Brantley in the sixth. Minnesota's bats came alive in the sixth inning to guarantee the win. He was charged with two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out one over 1 1/3 innings pitched in a 10-7 win.

Ricky Nolasco, Anthony Swarzak both throw two innings vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Twins pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Anthony Swarzak both tossed two innings on Sunday against the Rays. Nolasco fared well, while Swarzak got the loss.

Nolasco allowed just two hits and struck out one in two scoreless frames. Swarzak relieved Nolasco and allowed a run-scoring single to David DeJesus and a two-run home run to Evan Longoria in the third inning. He surrendered three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out one in two innings of work.

Twins might be changing plans for rotation competition


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Twins pitchers Anthony Swarzak and Brian Duensing were both told they would be competing for a spot in the rotation this spring, according to the Pioneer Press. However, with the offseason signings of Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, a source said it appears Swarzak might now be the only pitcher of the two to be vying for a rotation spot.

Anthony Swarzak in the running for rotation spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire revealed Tuesday that pitcher Anthony Swarzak will contend for a rotation spot in 2014, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

"He's a pretty good pitcher for us," Gardenhire said. "He's eaten up a lot of innings -- he's close to 100 -- and that's not the norm for a guy coming out of the pen."

Swarzak is 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 68:21 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings over 46 relief appearances.


Anthony Swarzak takes personal leave


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has left the team to attend to a personal matter, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Saturday.

Swarzak is expected to rejoin the team Monday at Target Field. The 28-year-old Swarzak has a 3.01 ERA on the year over 45 appearances and 92 2/3 innings.


Twins considering three pitchers to replace Kyle Gibson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB Network Radio Tuesday he hasn't decided who will replace Kyle Gibson, who was demoted to the minors Monday, in the rotation. Though, he listed Anthony Swarzak, Liam Hendriks and Scott Diamond as candidates.

"He's thrown up to 50-60 pitches already, so we're thinking about (Swarzak)," Gardenhire said. "The history of (Swarzak) as a starter hasn't been good, but he's been pitching real well and he may be one of the guys that fills in. Hendriks and Diamond are down there too."


Twins activate Anthony Swarzak from 15-day DL


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2013) The Twins have activated reliever Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Swarzak spent the spring recovering from two fractured ribs and didn't play in spring training. He's expected to work a middle relief role this season. Last year, he posted a 5.03 ERA (81 ERA+) over 39 relief appearances and five starts with a 2.0 K/BB.


Anthony Swarzak's rehab pushed back by wisdom teeth removal


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2013) Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak has been forced to delay his rehab from a rib injury due to wisdom teeth removal, ESPN Minneapolis reports.

Swarzak suffered two fractured ribs in an off-field incident in the offseason. He did not play for the Twins in spring training but will embark on a rehab assignment soon. There is no firm timetable for his return to the majors.


Anthony Swarzak pitching in camp


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2013) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak, on the disabled list to open the season due to a rib injury, pitched in extended spring training Tuesday.

He threw four innings and 50 pitches in a rehab start, and reported no issues. No timeline has been established for his return, but he is close to moving on to a minor-league rehab assignment, according to the Star-Tribune.


Twins place Anthony Swarzak on 15-day DL


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2013) The Twins have placed pitcher Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list, as expected. He's rehabbing from cracked ribs suffered in the offseason. The club is unsure how long Swarzak will remain on the disabled list.

Anthony Swarzak faces live hitters


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2013) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak faced live batters for the first time this spring Wednesday, throwing all his pitches in a 10-minute session.

"It felt good," Swarzak told the Star-Tribune. "I was throwing everything. I still have a little tweaking to do here and there. But it felt good."

Swarzak is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.

"We have to get his arm strength built up before he can do anything for us," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "That is going to take a little while."


Twins' Anthony Swarzak likely starting on DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2013) The Twins have announced bullpen candidate Anthony Swarzak is likely to begin the year on the disabled list with his ribs injury, reports MLB.com. 

Swarzak has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game after he fractured two ribs in an off-field incident with teammates. The Twins are unsure how long he'll be sidelined into the regular season. 


Anthony Swarzak throws off mound


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2013) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak threw off a mound Thursday for the first time since cracking two ribs in January. 

"He was outstanding. He felt great," pitching coach Rick Anderson said, per The Star Tribune. "Very good."

Swarzak hopes to still be in the competition for a spot in the team's bullpen.

"He's progressing. It's encouraging," general manager Terry Ryan said. "It's good to see Swarzak on the mound."


Swarzak getting back in action


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2013) Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak played catch Thursday and again Friday for the first time this spring, reports MLB.com. He said everything is progressing on schedule from cracked ribs. "I'm very pleased with the way things are going," Swarzak said. "Everything is going well. Now it's just a matter of getting my arm into condition to throw off a mound."

Swarzak ahead of schedule


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2013) MLB.com reports Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak, who is sidelined by a pair of fractured ribs, said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. He said he ran Saturday and is scheduled to play catch Tuesday.

Swarzak apologizes for incident


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2013) Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak apologized on Tuesday for the incident that caused him to crack two ribs, reports MLB.com. Swarzak said he expects to be out another three weeks, but plans on being ready for opening day. "It was a bad situation to put myself in, and here I am with a couple broken ribs," Swarzak said. "It was a very freak thing. It was a stupid thing that shouldn't have been done."

Swarzak to miss month with injury


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(2/6/2013) The Twins announced reliever Anthony Swarzak will be out for a month due to a pair of fractured ribs. General manager Terry Ryan told MLB.com that Swarzak injured himself while play wrestling late last month. "When he was up here for TwinsFest, he was messing around with a couple guys and cracked a couple ribs, so he'll be out a month," Ryan said Wednesday. "He was wrestling around. It was some horseplay. He was out with a couple friends and the team and cracked a couple ribs fooling around. It wasn't a fight or anything. It was just bad judgment wrestling around." Swarzak appeared in 44 games, including five starts, last season, and he went 3-6 with a 5.03 ERA.