Swarzak Back On Track In Fort Myers

Last week, top prospect Anthony Swarzak returned from a drug suspension, and since then, he has been baffling Florida State League hitters. Fresh off another solid start for Fort Myers, Swarzak looks ready to take another shot at the Eastern League, and put all of his past troubles behind him.

Since returning from being suspended 50 games, Fort Myers Miracle hurler Anthony Swarzak is back at his old tricks: baffling Florida State League hitters. The young right-hander pitched another solid game on Monday, holding Tampa to only four hits through six innings. It was his second start since returning.

Swarzak began the year in New Britain after being one of the better second half starters in the Florida State League in 2006. However, after two sub-par outings, Swarzak tested positive for non-performance enhancing drugs, sending him to the shelf for the better part of two months. Now back on track, look for Swarzak to once again dot the rotation in New Britain very soon.

In his first game back from suspension, Swarzak started the second game of a doubleheader against Sarasota, striking out eight in only 5.12 innings of work. Though he did not figure in the decision, he showed the kind of stuff that makes him one of the top-ten prospects in the Twins organization.

Last season, Swarzak won 11 games for the Miracle, posting a 3.27 earned run average in 27 starts. The young fireballer struck out more than 130 batters, and has two complete games. The Twins selected Swarzak as the 61st player overall in the 2004 draft, and he is still only 21-years old.


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