Yankees sign RHP Anthony Swarzak to MiLB deal
Swarzak, 30, began his season with the Cleveland Indians in 2015, pitching 13 1/3 innings over 10 appearances for a 3.38 ERA.
In May, Swarzak was outrighted to Triple-A and later joined the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) to finish out his year. In Korea, the 6-foot-4 righty posted a 5.26 ERA with 72 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings.
Prior to his brief stint with the Indians last season, Swarzak spent five seasons with the Minnesota Twins, who drafted him in the second round of the 2004 draft.
Over his six years in the Majors, Swarzak owns a 16-24 record with a career ERA of 4.45, averaging 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
In 2006, Swarzak was among the names in Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list, and made his MLB debut in May 2009.
Swarzak offers potential for versatility as both a starter and reliever, with 32 career starts and 33 games finished on his MLB resume.
The right-hander will earn $750,000 if he makes the MLB roster out of spring training, making him a low-cost high-upside arm to give a closer look come Spring.