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New York Mets Sign Anthony Swarzak to a Two-Year Deal

Steven Armus

The recipient of a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Steven Armus treats patients as the owner of Dermatology Consultants of Wisconsin. Outside of work, Dr. Steven Armus follows sports as a fan of several professional teams, including the New York Mets.

In an effort to improve their bullpen, the Mets attended the 2017 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in search of a reliable pitcher. After missing opportunities to sign top targets like Bryan Shaw and Tommy Hunter, team officials agreed to terms with Anthony Swarzak, a veteran reliever coming off the best season of his career.

During the 2017 season, the 32-year-old Swarzak appeared in 70 games split between the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the season with a career-best 2.33 earned run average. If Swarzak can put up similar numbers in 2018, he will be a welcome addition to the Mets bullpen, which ended the 2017 season with the second-worst earned run average in the majors.
With the Mets, Swarzak will support a pitching lineup that includes Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos, and Jerry Blevins. His two-year deal with the team is reportedly worth $14 million.

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