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September 14, 2020 01:56 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Swanson will wind up missing just shy of a month with a strained right forearm. He hadn't pitched well in six appearances prior to the injury, allowing nine runs in 5.1 innings of work, though that did at least come with a 7:1 K:BB. Aaron Fletcher was optioned in a corresponding move.

September 12, 2020 03:44 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Continues throwing in Tacoma
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (forearm) continues to throw at the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma with an eye on returning before the end of the season, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson was scheduled to throw in an intrasquad game Friday that was ultimately cancelled due to poor air quality stemming from wildfires on the West Coast. Swanson has been on the injured list since Aug. 20, and he now has just over two weeks of time remaining to get some regular-season action in.

September 3, 2020 09:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Could return soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (forearm) worked out with the team Thursday and could be activated from the injured list in the near future, Greg Johns of reports.

Swanson was placed on the injured list Aug. 20 with a forearm strain. No exact timetable has been established for when the right-hander could be activated, but it sounds like sometime within the next week is not out of the question. The 27-year-old has struggled in six appearances this season, allowing nine runs in just 5.1 innings.

August 20, 2020 05:56 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Placed on 10-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain, retroactive to Aug. 17.

Swanson has labored through his past two appearances as he's given up six runs on four hits while hitting two batters and striking out two over one inning. His injury could help provide an explanation behind his back-to-back losing efforts. The exact severity of the issue isn't known, and it's unclear how much time he'll miss as a result of the injury.

August 13, 2020 11:20 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Disappoints against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (0-1) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Wednesday against the Rangers after giving up five runs on three hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. He also hit two batters.

Swanson was all over the place Wednesday and gave the game away in the bottom of the eighth -- the Mariners had a 4-2 lead when Swanson entered the contest and were down 6-4 when he left. He kicked things off striking out Nick Solak, but then Swanson allowed four straight batters to reach base with a single, a double, a hit by pitch and an RBI single. He was able to record the second out on a sac fly from Shin-Soo Choo that scored Elvis Andrus, and Swanson also hit Isiah Kiner-Falefa before departing the contest. This is an outing the 26-year-old right-hander will try to forget as soon as possible.

August 3, 2020 06:12 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Successful '20 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson struck out two in a clean ninth inning in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday.

Just recalled from the Mariners' alternate training site earlier in the day, Swanson was put right to work by manager Scott Servais, and the right-hander needed just nine pitches to get through the trio of Austin Allen, Tony Kemp and Marcus Semien. Swanson was deployed as both a starter and reliever during his rookie 2019 campaign, finishing with a 5.74 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 27 appearances (eight starts). The 26-year-old will aim to do a better job of keeping the ball in the park -- something he never had trouble with during his minor-league career -- after surrendering a bloated 2.6 HR/9 across his 58 innings last season.

August 3, 2020 02:20 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Promoted to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners recalled Swanson from their alternate training site prior to Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Swanson missed out on a spot on the Mariners' season-opening 30-man roster, but he'll now move up to the big club to reinforce the bullpen in the short term. Third catcher Joe Odom was optioned to the Mariners' alternate camp in a corresponding move.

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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