Blake Swihart

LF / Washington Nationals / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Blake Swihart: Cut loose

    Blake Swihart was released by Washington on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Swihart will head to free agency after being let go. He spent the 2021 season with Triple-A Rochester, slashing .198/.299/.339 with five home runs, 17 RBI and two stolen bags.

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    Nationals' Blake Swihart: Invited to spring training

    Blake Swihart signed a minor-league deal with the Washington Nationals as a non-roster invitee Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Swihart was let go by the Rangers in late August after dealing with a sore thumb early in the season. He was unable to find another roster spot during the 2020 season but will now compete for a backup catcher role with the Nationals during spring training. The 28-year-old last appeared in the big leagues with the Diamondbacks and Red Sox in 2019, hitting .163 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 36 strikeouts over 99 plate appearances.

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    Blake Swihart: Released by Texas

    Blake Swihart was released by the Rangers on Tuesday.Swihart was dealing with left thumb soreness at the end of camp and worked at the Rangers' alternate training site to begin the season. He'll now search for a new organization. It's unclear whether he'll be able to find a spot on another 60-man roster during the 2020 season. The 28-year-old has slashed .243/.301/.355 during brief stints in the majors over five seasons.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Dealing with sore thumb

    Blake Swihart was scratched from the lineup ahead of Saturday's intrasquad game due to left thumb soreness.It doesn't sound as if the issue is too serious, though it's not yet clear when Swihart is expected to return to action. Even if healthy, Swihart is unlikely to fill a major role for the Texas Rangers this season, as he's hit just .243/.301/.355 over parts of five big-league seasons.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Part of summer camp

    Blake Swihart was added to the Texas Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.Swihart, who is not on the 40-man roster, offers position versatility to Texas' player pool. The 28-year-old entered MLB as a catcher with the Red Sox and since added outfield to his resume and has played some first base as well. That makes him a no-brainer to maintain in the pool. However, that the 2011 first-round pick has never had a chance to stick to one position for a sustained period of time has been a hindrance to his career.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Back from illness

    Blake Swihart (illness) pinch hit in Friday's spring game against the Padres.Swihart left a game in late February with an illness, but he has not encountered any setbacks since. He is faring well this spring, going 4-for-13 with a home run, three RBI, and 6:1 BB:K across 19 plate appearances.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Pulled due to illness

    Blake Swihart left Wednesday's game after two innings because he was feeling ill, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.Swihart was replaced by Tim Federowicz behind the plate. The Texas Rangers are getting a look at Swihart behind the dish early in camp, while both Robinson Chirinos (hamstring) and Jose Trevino (finger) deal with injuries. The catching chores are expected to be filled by Chirinos and Trevino, but Swihart's a switch hitter that can play first base and outfield. That versatility off the bench could give him a leg up for the 26th man role.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Seen as catcher

    The Texas Rangers plan to give Blake Swihart a shot at catcher during spring training, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.Swihart has been kicked around the diamond the last few years, but it looks like Texas wants to see him at catcher. The 28-year-old has been invited to spring training, but Swihart will need to have a boffo spring to break camp with the major-league club. Robinson Chirinos will be the starter with Jeff Mathis and Jose Trevino next in the pecking order.

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    Rangers' Blake Swihart: Invited to Rangers camp

    Blake Swihart signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers which includes an invitation to spring training Monday, Anderson Pickard of MLB Daily Dish reports.The former highly rated prospect heads into his age-28 season having yet to establish himself at the big-league level. His career slash line sits at .243/.301/.355 over parts of five seasons in the majors. It's unclear whether the Rangers view him as a catcher or a utility player.

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    Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Outrighted to minors

    Blake Swihart was sent outright to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.Swihart was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier in the week, but he'll remain with the organization after passing through waivers untouched. Prior to being removed from Arizona's 40-man roster, Swihart compiled an unsightly .163/.222/.304 slash line in 45 games (99 plate appearances) with the Red Sox and Diamondbacks.

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