MRI Confirms Strained Calf for Swarzak


In the New York Mets latest injury updates the team says an MRI confirmed a left calf sprain for reliever Anthony Swarzak. Team says treatment only today and doesn’t give a time frame for his return.

Swarzak has pitched 1.2 innings this spring after signing a two-year deal with the Mets this offseason. He has allowed one earned run on two hits, one walk and two strikeouts.

Original Post: Feb. 27

With two outs in the third inning of today’s game, reliever Anthony Swarzak injured himself on a play at first base. After a visit from the trainer, he left the game.

What should have been an easy 3-1 putout at first base turned into a run-scoring error and an injury. With a runner on second base, Adrian Gonzalez fielded a big hop behind the first base bag. When he flipped it to Swarzak, it hit off his glove and rolled down the line. When leaving the field, Swarzak was flexing his left hand.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Swarzak revealed what forced him from today’s game was a left calf injury. He will have an MRI tomorrow and is not concerned, per Anthony DiComo of

“I’m walking. I’m standing here right now,” Swarzak said. “I think I’m going to be OK.”

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