D-backs add veteran reliever Swarzak as non-roster invitee

Thu Mar 4 2:07pm ET

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have added veteran reliever Anthony Swarzak as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

The team announced it added the 35-year-old right-hander on Thursday. He last pitched in the big leagues for the Atlanta Braves in 2019 and had a 4.31 ERA in 44 appearances.

Swarzak has played for eight teams over 10 seasons. He has 375 career appearances and a 4.32 ERA.

Swarzak should have a chance to earn a role in the Diamondbacks' bullpen with several roles up for grabs. Swarzak is the third veteran reliever the D-backs have added in recent weeks, joining Tyler Clippard and Joakim Soria. Both of those pitchers signed big-league deals.