25 Facts About Anthony Swarzak


Anthony Ray Swarzak was born on September 10,1985 and is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.

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Anthony Swarzak has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Kansas City Royals.

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Anthony Swarzak had committed to attend Louisiana State University to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers, but instead chose to sign with the Twins on June 22,2004, for a $575,000 bonus.

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Anthony Swarzak was one of the top rated prospects in the Twins' farm system before a fifty-game suspension for violation of Minor League drug policy on April 20,2007 sidetracked his career.

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Anthony Swarzak was added to the Twins' 40 man roster, and spent his first spring with the Twins in 2009.

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Anthony Swarzak suffered from a lack of run support in Rochester to start the season.

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Anthony Swarzak filled in the starting rotation for the injured left-handed starter Glen Perkins.

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Anthony Swarzak made his major league debut for the Twins on May 23,2009 in a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Anthony Swarzak pitched seven shutout innings, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out three.

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Anthony Swarzak rebounded in 2011, contributing both in long relief and in spot starts for the Twins.

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In 2012, Anthony Swarzak started five games for the Twins while making 39 appearances out of the bullpen, pitching to a collective 96 innings of work.

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On November 25,2014 the Twins announced that Anthony Swarzak had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency.

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On January 15,2015, Anthony Swarzak signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians that included an invitation to Spring Training.

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On May 9,2015, Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment by the Indians after Bruce Chen was added to the roster.

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On June 16,2015, Anthony Swarzak signed with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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Anthony Swarzak worked mainly as a starting pitcher in Korea and added a slider to his arsenal of pitches.

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Anthony Swarzak signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on February 5,2016.

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On January 23,2017, Anthony Swarzak signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

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On July 25,2017, Anthony Swarzak was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Ryan Cordell.

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Anthony Swarzak signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets on December 15,2017 worth over $14 million.

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Anthony Swarzak missed spring training in 2019, as he was placed on the injured list in March 2019.

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On May 20,2019, Anthony Swarzak was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle.

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On February 4,2020, Anthony Swarzak signed a Minor League contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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On March 4,2021, Anthony Swarzak signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization that included an invitation to Spring Training.

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On May 14,2021, Anthony Swarzak signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals organization and was assigned to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.

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