CLEVELAND (AP) — Former 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.
Swarzak, a 29-year-old free agent, spent his third consecutive season with the Twins in 2014, going 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in four starts and 46 relief appearances. He became a free agent in November when he refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester of the International League.READ MORE: Dozens Of Homes Flooded After Water Main Breaks In St. Louis Park
Swarzak had been with the Twins’ organization for his entire professional career after his second-round selection in the 2004 amateur draft. His 237 1-3 innings of relief are the second-most in the major leagues since 2012.READ MORE: Thousands Of Minnesota Nurses Prepare To Picket As Contract Expiration Date Nears
Swarzak’s best season was 2013, when he was 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games.
Carrasco was 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and 26 relief appearances last year, earning a raise from $504,700.MORE NEWS: 2 Arrested After Boy's Body Found In Trunk; Victim Identified As Eli Hart
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