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April 14, 2020 06:12 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Now fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson, who entered spring camp with a back issue, is now fully healthy according to pitching coach Pete Woodworth, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson was able to log three Cactus League appearances as he worked through the final stages of his back strain before spring training was suspended, generating a 3.00 ERA across three innings. The 26-year-old right-hander is looking to bounce back from a 2019 rookie campaign during which he put up a 1-5 record and 5.74 ERA across 27 appearances (eight starts). Swanson is expected to work exclusively out of the bullpen whenever the regular season begins, with the possible exception being if multiple injuries were to strike the starting rotation.

March 5, 2020 02:12 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: No issues after debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson, who was previously struggling with a back injury, emerged from his Cactus League debut Monday without any issues, Greg Johns of reports.

The right-hander allowed an earned run on two hits during his one inning against the Rockies, but he also recorded a pair of strikeouts. The fact Swanson didn't suffer any setbacks is certainly encouraging, as is manager Scott Servais' observation that the reliever improved the more his outing progressed Monday.

March 3, 2020 08:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Mixed bag in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (back) allowed an earned run on two hits and a walk over an inning in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Monday. He struck out two.

Swanson was making his Cactus League debut after an offseason back injury delayed his start to spring training. The 26-year-old could enjoy a steady, multi-inning role in Seattle's bullpen this season, and he's likely to get multiple opportunities to cement his spot over the balance of the exhibition slate.

March 2, 2020 01:48 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Debut set for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (back) is expected to make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Rockies, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson has been able to throw multiple live batting practice sessions in recent days without issue, setting the stage for his spring debut against Colorado. The 25-year-old struggled in his first taste of big-league action last season (5.74 ERA, 2.6 HR/9 across 27 appearances), but with plenty of starting experience under his belt during his time in the minors, he's viewed as a potential multi-inning option out of the bullpen.

February 29, 2020 11:20 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Expected to debut next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (back) is expected to make his Cactus League debut in the next few days, Greg Johns of reports.

A back strain popped up several weeks before camp, so he is behind schedule. He worked as a starter and a reliever last year, and according to Johns, the Mariners were more impressed with his potential out of the bullpen. Swanson profiles as more of a multi-inning option, although his fastball/splitter combo gives him a chance to get high-leverage outs.

February 23, 2020 01:32 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Live BP on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (back) is slated to pitch his first live batting practice of spring Sunday, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson has been slowed by a mid-back strain suffered in January while still at home, but he was able to get through a bullpen session Tuesday without any issue. That led to Sunday's scheduled live batting practice session, and another positive outcome will likely set up a Cactus League appearance for Swanson at some point in the next week.

February 20, 2020 02:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Making progress with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson, who is recovering from a mid-back strain, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session without issue Tuesday, Greg Johns of reports.

The right-hander began experiencing discomfort back in mid-January while working out at home in North Dakota, and the issue currently has him a few days behind the rest of his fellow pitchers. However, given the positive results of Tuesday's bullpen, Swanson is now set throw another bullpen and a live batting practice before jumping into Cactus League action.

February 15, 2020 04:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Being held back in camp
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Swanson is being held back slightly in spring training after feeling some muscle spasms in his right shoulder several weeks ago, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson's spring training is getting off to a slow start, but his lack of usage is likely just a precaution. The right-hander is expected to do some light throwing Saturday, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Mariners ease him back into normal usage as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks. Swanson made his major-league debut last season, posting a 5.74 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 58 innings.

September 22, 2019 11:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Records another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson did not allow a hit or walk and struck out one to record the save against the Orioles on Saturday.

Swanson earned another save in extra innings, his second of the season. Though his ERA is inflated due to struggles as a starter, Swanson has pitched fairly well as a reliever and has now turned in four consecutive scoreless appearances. More impressive is Swanson's 52:12 K:BB across 55 innings for the season, indicating he could enjoy future success out of the bullpen.

September 20, 2019 12:36 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Nabs first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson struck out the side and walked one in the 11th inning to earn the save Thursday against the Pirates.

Swanson was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the 11th frame after the team used Anthony Bass in the ninth to preserve a tied game. Swanson had little trouble closing the game for his first career save, striking out the side. While he has an ugly 6.17 ERA across his first 54 innings in the majors, Swanson has turned in a scoreless outing in nine of his last 11 appearances.

July 26, 2019 06:40 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Impressive as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson served as the opener in a win over the Tigers on Thursday and fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a walk and recorded three strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision.

It took a matchup against the most offensively inept team in the majors, but Swanson was at least able to get a rare taste of success. The 25-year-old has been better since returning to the majors after allowing a total of 15 earned runs over 7.2 innings across his last two starts before a May 17 demotion. Factoring in Thursday's outing, Swanson has surrendered three earned runs over six innings while serving as an opener on three occasions following a July 16 promotion.

July 25, 2019 01:16 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Slated to open Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson will serve as the opener Thursday against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Wade LeBlanc is expected to pitch the majority of innings behind Swanson, who owns a 6.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 3:1 K:BB in two appearances (four innings) since the All-Star break.

July 18, 2019 01:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Uneven performance as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson served as the opener in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics and allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk across two innings. He also recorded two strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.

Just recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, Swanson was able to consume a couple of frames for manager Scott Servais, but he wasn't particularly effective. The right-hander labored through 48 pitches during that modest span, particularly running into trouble in the second when he allowed a two-run home run to Jurickson Profar. Swanson has struggled at both the Triple-A and big-league levels this season, and it remains to be seen how long his current stint with the Mariners will last.

July 17, 2019 11:48 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Opening Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson will work as the opener Wednesday against the A's.

Tommy Milone will pitch the bulk of the innings for Seattle in this contest, per Greg Johns of After failing as a big-league starter earlier in the season, Swanson has pitched three or fewer innings in each of his last nine appearances at Triple-A, but he has not had much success in that role either (6.98 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 20 strikeouts in 19.1 innings).

July 17, 2019 12:16 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was recalled by the Mariners on Tuesday, Greg Johns of reports.

In seven appearances (six starts) with the major-league club through early May, Swanson recorded an ERA of 8.04, but he had decent command with a 24:5 K:BB. Since then, he's only managed an ERA of 6.98 and a 20:12 K:BB with Triple-A Tacoma. While the right-hander was mostly used as a starter during his previous stint in Seattle, it seems likely that he will pitch primarily in relief for the time being. Outfielder Mac Williamson was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

May 17, 2019 07:20 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Demoted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

Swanson was knocked around in his last start against the Twins, allowing eight runs and striking out three over just three frames, so his time in the big leagues has come to an end for now. Matt Festa was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

May 17, 2019 10:28 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Shelled by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (1-5) gave up eight earned runs on nine hits over just three innings while taking the loss to the Twins on Thursday. He struck out three with no walks.

The right-hander was absolutely lit up for the third time in four starts, as the Twins touched him up for four long balls before chasing him from the contest after just three frames and 64 pitches. Swanson has had tough sledding, seeing his ERA rise to 8.04 and his WHIP to 1.44 through six starts.

May 10, 2019 11:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Struggles through rough outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (1-4) took the loss after giving up seven runs on seven hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings Friday night against the Red Sox.

Swanson had a rough go of it, allowing four runs in the third inning, another in the fourth and two more in the fifth prior to his removal from the contest. His inability to keep the ball in the yard was a key issue for Swanson, as four of his seven runs came via the long ball. Following Friday's outing, he owns a 6.35 ERA with a 21:5 K:BB across 28.1 frames in 2019.

May 6, 2019 01:16 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Earns first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (1-3) tossed six shutout innings Sunday, allowing only one hit with three strikeouts and three walks while earning the win against the Indians.

The right-hander's first victory of 2019 was memorable, as he posted a season high in walks but also a season low in hits allowed. With this win, Swanson snapped a three-game losing streak, in which he gave up five home runs in 15.2 innings. Overall, he is 1-3 with a 4.94 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 23.2 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Friday at the Red Sox.

April 28, 2019 07:44 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Crushed for nine runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (0-3) yielded nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits across four innings while taking the loss to Texas on Sunday. He struck out two batters and gave up two homers.

The 6-foot-3 rookie turned in his second consecutive ugly outing. He never really settled in Sunday, allowing a pair of two-run shots to Hunter Pence and Elvis Andrus in the third inning and later allowed three runs in the fifth without recording an out. He now owns a 6.62 ERA in 17.2 innings, but his 14:2 K:BB is promising. If he sticks around with Seattle, his next start should be next Sunday against Cleveland.

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vs Oakland 3.000 6.00012
vs LHB 24.100 7.030721
vs RHB 32.200 4.960531
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