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September 6, 2021 03:20 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Grabs fifth hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2021 07:04 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Another poor outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 2, 2021 09:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Unravels in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 28, 2021 11:48 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Keeps rolling in Monday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 12, 2021 07:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Scoreless appearance in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during which he allowed a hit in a loss to the Angels on Sunday, his first appearance since being activated from the injured list Wednesday.

The right-hander was sidelined for what amounted to nearly a month and a half with a groin injury, but he was able to pick up right where he left off in his return Sunday. Swanson now has seven consecutive scoreless efforts dating back to May 13, lowering his ERA and WHIP to an elite 0.66 and 0.80, respectively.

July 8, 2021 11:44 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners activated Swanson (groin) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The righty made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Tacoma, allowing a solo home run and striking out one in two innings. Before a right groin strain sent Swanson to the IL on May 29, he posted a 0.69 ERA with 14 strikeouts and six walks in 13 innings. He made nine appearances, two of which were starts.

July 5, 2021 04:08 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Makes delayed rehab debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (groin) fired a scoreless sixth inning in Triple-A Tacoma's loss to Reno on Saturday, allowing one hit.

Swanson was originally scheduled to kick off his rehab assignment with the Rainiers last Monday, but some back soreness following a tune-up bullpen session during the preceding weekend put a hold on those plans. However, the right-handed reliever encouragingly was able to tolerate a solid 20-pitch workload over his one frame Saturday, and he'll likely make at least one more rehab appearance before activation is considered.

June 30, 2021 07:04 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Dealing with back soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (groin) did not make a scheduled rehab appearance with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday due to back soreness, the Associated Press reports.

The right-hander was slated to officially begin his rehab assignment Monday after throwing a bullpen session over the weekend, but back soreness apparently stemming from that activity put a damper on that plan. Assuming the issue doesn't develop into anything more debilitating, Swanson will likely be cleared to make his debut with the Rainiers at some point in the coming days.

June 26, 2021 02:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Joins Tacoma for rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (groin) has joined Triple-A Tacoma on its current road trip and will throw a bullpen session before officially jumping into a rehab assignment, the team's official site reports.

The right-hander got through a bullpen session earlier this week without any apparent setbacks, and he's now on the verge of his first taste of game action since May 28. Upon rejoining the big-league club Swanson may be inserted into some high-leverage scenarios fairly quickly, as he boasted an 0.69 ERA and 0.77 WHIP across 13.0 innings prior to the injury.

June 21, 2021 01:04 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Monday bullpen set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson (groin) will throw a bullpen session Monday and is likely headed to a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma shortly thereafter, the Associated Press reports.

The 27-year-old was projected for an extended absence when first placed on the injured list May 29, and although he's still expected to be on the shelf into July, he appears to be making steady progress. If all goes well with Sunday's session, Swanson could potentially embark on his rehab assignment before the coming week is out.

May 30, 2021 04:28 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Facing extended absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Scott Servais said Swanson (groin) is expected to be sidelined for an extended period, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The 27-year-old doesn't have an official timeline for his return after landing on the injured list with a strained right groin Saturday, but he can be ruled out indefinitely for now. Swanson was pitching well prior to the injury with a 0.69 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB across 13 innings.

May 29, 2021 09:24 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Out with groin strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained right groin.

The 27-year-old recorded his first save of the season with 1.1 scoreless frames Friday against the Rangers, but he apparently injured his groin during the contest. Swanson will be eligible to be activated June 8, though it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.

May 29, 2021 07:12 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Secures first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson recorded the save in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rangers, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.

Swanson relieved Keynan Middleton with two outs and runners on first and second in the eighth and struck out Adolis Garcia before finishing the ninth to lock down his first save. Swanson's use in the closer role Friday could be a result of Rafael Montero seeing work in three of the last four games while Kendall Graveman (COVID-19) remains sidelined, or it could be manager Scott Servais rewarding Swanson's excellent 0.69 ERA.

May 25, 2021 11:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Gets second hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson secured his second hold in a win over the Athletics on Monday, issuing a walk and recording three strikeouts.

Swanson got 11 of his 18 pitches into the strike zone while lowering his ERA to 0.77. The right-hander has put together five consecutive scoreless appearances, a stretch during which he's notched a pair of holds and an 8:3 K:BB over five innings.

May 9, 2021 04:24 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Opens in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson allowed one run on two hits and a walk over 2.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. He did not record a strikeout or factor into the decision.

The 27-year-old threw 30 of his 45 pitches for strikes and now will look to build up manager Scott Servais' trust in order to earn a longer leash in a rotation that may call up some young arms as the season progresses. Swanson will more than likely open for two to three innings in his next appearance and now has a 1.35 ERA and 0.60 WHIP on the season.

May 8, 2021 03:36 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson will start Saturday's game against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Swanson served as an opener Monday, and the Mariners hope to get two or three innings out of him Saturday before bringing in a bulk reliever. In his first two outings of the season, Swanson has allowed no hits and a walk while striking out four in four innings.

May 4, 2021 10:28 AM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Opens Monday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson registered a no-decision Monday against Baltimore, going two innings and allowing no baserunners with three strikeouts in a 5-3 loss.

Making his first start and second appearance of 2021, Swanson shut down the Orioles over two innings as the opener. He may continue to be used as a non-traditional starter going forward.

May 2, 2021 02:36 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Called up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners recalled Swanson from their alternate training site Sunday.

Swanson will offer the Mariners some length out of the bullpen ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Angels after Seattle needed four relievers to cover the final seven innings of Saturday's 10-5 loss. If Justus Sheffield can work relatively deep into Sunday's start, the Mariners could bypass using Swanson and deploy him as the spot starter for what's expected to be a bullpen game in Monday's series opener in Baltimore. The Mariners plan to keep a six-man rotation intact while Marco Gonzales (forearm) is on the shelf, but manager Scott Servais has yet to name a replacement for the southpaw.

April 16, 2021 04:32 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was optioned to the alternate training site Friday.

The 27-year-old was recalled from the alternate site at the start of the week and will return there with Anthony Misiewicz activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday. Swanson fired two scoreless frames in his lone appearance during his brief time with the team.

April 12, 2021 12:40 PM
Mariners' Erik Swanson: Recalled by Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swanson was recalled by the Mariners on Monday.

Swanson began the season at the Mariners' alternate training site even though he posted a 2.84 ERA and 0.63 WHIP in 6.1 innings this spring. However, he'll rejoin the major-league bullpen after Anthony Misiewicz was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Monday. Swanson gave up 11 runs in 7.2 innings across nine relief appearances for Seattle last year and will presumably serve in a low-leverage role in 2021.

Last 7 Games
10/03vs LAAL 3-71.12113
09/25@ LAAL 1-141.01001
09/18@ KCL 1-81.00001
09/15vs BOSL 4-910.02310
09/12vs ARIL 4-51.01100
09/11vs ARIL 3-71.00002
09/05@ ARIW 10-41.01002
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