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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Anthony Swarzak could hit DL with ankle sprain

By on 8/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

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 off the disabled list. But with the good news of Nolasco come the bad news of Anthony Swarzak, who could hit the disabled list with a sprained ankle.

As reported by Mike Berardino of, Swarzak was in a walking boot on Sunday after suffering a severely sprained right ankle on the final pitch he threw on Saturday. X-rays were negative and Swarzak will be re-evaluation on Friday. Swarzak hurt the ankle pretty good, by his own admission, so don't be surprised to see him on the disabled list.
“I threw a pitch and kind of rotated a little bit to watch the play behind me. I came down on that side slope of the mound and it just rolled. I knew immediately it was pretty serious just from what I heard and felt when I rolled it.”
Swarzak, in his fifth Major League season, is 2-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 37 games. He had has best season last year when he appeared in 48 games and went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA. In 96 innings, Swarzak allowed 89 hits, walked 22 and struck out 69.  In 168 career games, including 29 starts, he is 15-23 with a 4.41 ERA.

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