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Anthony Swarzak fractures ribs “playing around and wrestling”

Feb 6, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

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Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak is expected to be sidelined for a month after fracturing two ribs in what the team is calling a “non-baseball activity.”

Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that it happened on January 25, so the Twins hope he can be back on a mound by the end of this month.

With pitchers and catchers arriving at spring training next week Swarzak will definitely be behind everyone else, but his spot as a long reliever seems fairly secure after throwing 199 innings with a 4.67 ERA during the past two seasons.

UPDATE: General manager Terry Ryan revealed that Swarzak suffered the injury “playing around and wrestling” with teammates while in town for Twins Fest last week.

  1. sportsdrenched - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Nothing wrong with a little sparing.

  2. lazlosother - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    If this were Joba there would be about 67 “fat toad ass” commnets by now.

    • lazlosother - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Comments….. *&%#*&!

  3. Tim OShenko - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Why do I get the feeling he’ll still be out (but listed as day-to-day, as opposed to on the DL) in early May?

  4. rgledz - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Hopefully the Twins training staff didn’t check him out. If they did he might be out until June….or dead in a week. Never can tell with those crazy Twins doctors. I bet he was wrestling with Jack Morris……..we should ask Craig…..it’s probably Jack’s fault…..damn Jack Morris.

  5. mnwildfan15 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    The boys got drunk and start goofing around shit happens

  6. dluxxx - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    At first I thought that maybe Carl Pavano paid him $20 to shovel his driveway… I’ll just pretend that’s what really happened…

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