Reports: Mets, RHP Swarzak agree to two-year deal

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM The New York Mets agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak, multiple outlets reported.

Swarzak bolstered Milwaukee's bullpen down the stretch last season and finished with a 6-4 mark with two saves, a 2.33 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 70 relief appearances with the Chicago White Sox and Brewers.

The 32-year-old right-hander will join Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos and Jerry Blevins in the Mets' bullpen.

"We wanted to acquire an extra bullpen arm, we felt that was a relative strength to begin with," general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post. "We were able to successfully acquire that extra arm. I think we will probably be looking elsewhere on the team for our next acquisition."

Swarzak spent the first five seasons of his major league career with the Minnesota Twins before pitching with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He owns a 23-30 career mark with a 4.22 ERA in 287 appearances.

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