Swarzak had his contract selected by the Yankees on Tuesday. Swarzak has spent the entire season thus far with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, working to a 3.86 ERA with 43 strikeouts over 46.2 innings in 15 appearances (six starts). He figures to be used in a relief capacity in the majors, as he'll replace Luis Cessa -- who was optioned in a corresponding move -- in the bullpen.
Swarzak was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday. Swarzak was having some troubles this spring, allowing four earned runs on 14 hits in eight innings pitched, so the Yankees opted to move him back to the minors. That being said, he has some major league pitching experience, so if the Yankees bullpen gets marred with injuries, Swarzak could find his way back to the Bronx.
Swarzak received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. Swarzak spent last season in Korea after being designated for assignment by the Indians in May. He performed well in the majors as recently as 2014 with the Twins organization, but he'll likely head to the minors if he can't return to his past form.
Swarzak agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Swarzak finished his 2015 season in the Korean Baseball Organization after he was DFA'd by the Indians in May. He only appeared in three games with the Indians last season, but he was a solid reliever with the Twins in 2013-14 when he posted a 3.70 ERA over 182 combined innings of work in lower leverage situations.
Indians pitcher Anthony Swarzak accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com. He was designated for assignment on May 9 after registering a 3.38 ERA and 13:4 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings with the Indians this season.