Swarza, Carrasco, Rzepczynski, Chisenall Agree With IndiansFormer Minnesota right-hander Anthony Swarzak agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Carlos Carrasco by agreeing to a one-year deal for $2,337,500.
Anthony Swarzak Agrees To Minor League Deal With IndiansFormer Minnesota Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Schafer Drives In 4, Twins Top Royals 11-5 In 10th Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
Fill-In Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians, 3-1Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings.
Minnesota's Gibson Scratched From Wednesday StartMinnesota 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 Anthony Swarzak.
Mauer, Twins Beat White Sox 6-5 For 4-Game Sweep Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits.
Cabrera Homers, Sends Scherzer, Tigers Past TwinsMiguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run second inning, sending Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 Saturday. On a day when the Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland, they won with a familiar formula they used to reach the playoffs under him: Power by Cabrera, the two-time AL MVP, and pitching by Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young Award winner.
Twins Agree To Contract With SwarzakThe Minnesota Twins and right-hander Anthony Swarzak have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Swarzak went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games for the Twins last season. He made all of those appearances out of the bullpen for the first time in his four-year career. In years past, Swarzak was often used as a spot starter when the rotation faltered or someone went down with an injury.
Twins, Trevor Plouffe Agree To $2.35M, 1-Year DealThe Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup.
Willingham Homers Twice And Twins Beat A's 4-3 Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.
Bullpen Comes Through For Twins In Win Over AstrosRyan Doumit hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Minnesota's bullpen pitched six scoreless innings and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Saturday night. After starter Kyle Gibson allowed four runs and nine hits in three innings, Anthony Swarzak struck out five in the next three innings and the American League's second-best bullpen came through for Minnesota. Brian Duensing (4-1) followed with a scoreless seventh and Casey Fien a scoreless eighth to set up All-Star Glen Perkins for his 26th save.
Twins' Pedro Hernandez Gets First Major League WinPedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.