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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
53-27 9-1 W8
41-42 7-3 W4
37-42 4-6 L3
37-45 3-7 L4
28-56 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 0.79 32 5 0.88

Top Erik Swanson News

  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Snags first save

    Swanson walked two (one intentionally) in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

    Paul Sewald had pitched each of the last two days, but the save chance interestingly went to Swanson instead of Diego Castillo, who fired a perfect eighth inning for a hold. Swanson had to navigate the top of the Angels' order, but he was able to sandwich an intentional walk of Mike Trout with lineouts from Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani to preserve the lead. In his last six outings, Swanson has allowed just two hits and two walks over 5.1 scoreless innings. He's proven worthy of trust from manager Scott Servais by posting a 0.93 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 27:3 K:BB in 19.1 innings this year, and his usage Saturday may signal his entrance into more high-leverage spots. He'd previously recorded four holds in his first 18 outings.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Right back on track in return

    Swanson, who fired a scoreless eighth inning during which he recorded a strikeout in a win over the Athletics on Tuesday, has put together four perfect frames and 5:0 K:BB across four appearances since his return from the injured list.

    Swanson has been even better than immediately prior to suffering an elbow injury in early May, as he'd given up his first two runs of the season in his most recent two appearances at that point. He's bounced right back with a quartet of spotless efforts after spending exactly a month out of major-league game action, giving manager Scott Servais a versatile valued option for all manner of relief scenarios.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Solid in return

    Swanson (elbow) struck out one in a perfect inning during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox.

    Swanson missed a month with right elbow inflammation. He was effective in his return, throwing 17 pitches (12 strikes) to complete his first inning since May 10. Prior to his stint on the injured list, he gave up runs in consecutive outings, though those were the first runs on his ledger all year. He owns a 1.20 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, 22:1 K:BB and three holds in 15 innings across 14 appearances overall, so he could be in line for some high-leverage work.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Returns from injured list

    Swanson (elbow) was reinstated from the injured list Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

    Swanson wound up missing a month with right elbow inflammation but is ready to go after striking out three batters across a pair of scoreless rehab innings. Anthony Misiewicz was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to clear space on the roster.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: One more rehab appearance on tap

    Swanson (elbow) is slated to make one more rehab appearance with High-A Everett before rejoining the Mariners, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    Swanson was impressive while firing a scoreless second inning Saturday against High-A Eugene, and the Mariners will apparently afford him a second tune-up opportunity. Assuming all goes off without a hitch in that upcoming appearance, Swanson is slated for activation before the start of an upcoming homestand Friday against the Red Sox.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Solid in first rehab appearance

    Swanson (elbow) fired a perfect second inning during which he recorded two strikeouts in High-A Everett's loss to Eugene on Saturday.

    It was certainly an encouraging sign for the 28-year-old after last having seen game action May 10. Swanson was in the midst of an outstanding start to the season that included a 1.29 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 21:1 K:BB across 13 appearances, and Daniel Kramer of reports the right-hander may be deemed ready for activation Monday ahead of the start of a series against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Continues setback-free recovery

    Swanson (elbow) continued to throw over the last several days without any setbacks, leaving him on track to return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Craig Forde of reports.

    Manager Scott Servais continues to hear nothing but good things about Swanson's rehab process. The 28-year-old, who'd produced three holds, a 21:1 K:BB, a 1.29 ERA and an 0.79 WHIP through his first 13 appearances of the season, would naturally be a welcome reinforcement for a Mariners bullpen that's seen a couple of its members struggle with consistency.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Already making good progress

    Swanson is no longer experiencing discomfort in the back of his elbow and could be ready to return from the 15-day injured list when first eligible May 29, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Swanson was shut down Saturday with right elbow inflammation, but the injury doesn't look to be anything that will result in an extended absence. Manager Scott Servais said he expects Swanson to require just one rehab appearance in the minors before being ready to return from the IL. The 28-year-old has been impressive in a relief role this season, giving up two earned runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out 21 over 14 innings.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Placed on injured list

    Swanson was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Saturday.

    Swanson tossed 12 scoreless innings over his first 11 appearances in 2022, but he allowed two runs in two innings over his last two outings. It's possible that his injury contributed to his decline in results, and he'll be unavailable for at least two weeks. A timetable for his return isn't yet clear, but left-hander Danny Young was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to provide additional bullpen depth.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Retains unblemished ERA

    Swanson fired 1.1 scoreless innings in a loss to the Rays on Thursday, keeping his ERA unblemished through 10 appearances.

    The right-hander has been exceedingly sharp through the first month of the season, as in addition to not yet allowing a run, he also boasts a 13:1 K:BB across 11 innings. Swanson is sporting a sparkling 0.73 WHIP as well and and has already made four appearances of more than one inning while contributing a pair of holds.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Gets first hold Saturday

    Swanson recorded his first hold in a win over the Royals on Saturday, firing a perfect sixth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.

    The right-hander's sparkling start to the season continued Saturday, with Swanson needing just 11 pitches, 10 which he threw for strikes, to get through his one frame. Swanson now has an unblemished ERA through 6.2 innings across five appearances, generating a stellar 8:0 K:BB in the process.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Impressive start to season

    Swanson, who fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and recorded three strikeouts in a loss to the Astros on Saturday, sports an unblemished ERA in his first three appearances of the season.

    The right-hander's strong start has been an especially welcome development after a rough spring in which he posted a 10.80 ERA in five appearances. Swanson has allowed just two hits over that first trio of outings and has generated a 4:0 K:BB in the process, although he's yet to see a hold opportunity.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Endures rough spring

    Swanson wrapped up Cactus League play with a 10.80 ERA and 4:1 K:BB over five innings across five appearances. He was credited with one save.

    The right-hander worked an inning in each appearance and gave up at least one earned run in three of them while surrendering 11 hits overall. The fact Swanson pitched to so much contact is at least somewhat concerning when factoring in he's once again projected to be a key middle-relief component of Seattle's bullpen. However, Daniel Kramer reports the 28-year-old had some of the best quality of contact numbers on the Mariners in 2021, a season in which he recorded a save and five holds alongside a 3.31 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 33 appearances.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Grabs fifth hold

    Swanson recorded his fifth hold in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday, firing a perfect seventh inning.

    It's been a bit of a rocky road for Swanson during the second half of the season, with the right-hander giving up multiple runs in three appearances. Swanson had also yielded at least one run in four of his previous five trips to the mound entering Saturday, but the quick work he made of the Diamondbacks in his first appearance in a week was a reminder of how effective he's often been in a season during which he's forged a 2.48 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Another poor outing

    Swanson (0-2) lost Tuesday's 5-4 affair with the Rangers, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits with a strikeout in one inning.

    Swanson entered a tie game in the 10th and recorded two outs before surrendering two singles to suffer the defeat. The 27-year-old righty is in the midst of a breakout season, though he has two losses and two blown saves in his last four appearances, causing his ERA to spike from 0.47 to 2.01.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Unravels in Sunday's loss

    Swanson (0-1) was charged with the loss in a defeat at the hands of the Rangers on Sunday, allowing three earned runs on three hits without recording an out in the ninth inning.

    Asked to preserve a 3-1 lead when presented with only his second save opportunity of the season, Swanson immediately encountered trouble by allowing Nathaniel Lowe to reach on a single and then surrendered back-to-back home runs Andy Ibanez and Jonah Heim, the latter a game-winning blast. The stumble was highly uncharacteristic of Swanson, who'd last allowed a run May 8, a span of 12.2 innings across 12 appearances.

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  • Mariners' Erik Swanson: Keeps rolling in Monday's win

    Swanson fired two scoreless innings in a win over the Astros on Monday, allowing no hits and one walk.

    Swanson's pair of strong frames ended up being integral to the comeback win, as he bought the Mariners some time after the Astros had racked up eight runs through the first five innings. The 27-year-old has been dominant when called upon this season, with Tuesday's effort whittling his ERA and WHIP down to 0.49 and 0.82, respectively, across 14 appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Terrace Park, OH
Age: 28
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R