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Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Optioned out to Triple-A
Swaggerty was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Friday.
Swaggerty put together an impressive spring, but he was always on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot. The 25-year-old prospect will continue working on his craft in the International League.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Pushing for Opening Day roster
Swaggerty has gone 5-for-15 with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored across nine Grapefruit League games.
Swaggerty has fallen from his status as one of Pittsburgh's top prospects, in large part due to a serious shoulder injury that required surgery in 2021. Now 25, he's seemingly fighting for his future with the club and has made a strong impression this spring in a very limited sample. Swaggerty is competing against a number of other prospects in Pittsburgh's outfield, so he still may face an uphill battle to break camp with the big-league team.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Sent down Monday
Swaggerty was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Swaggerty made his major-league debut last week but went just 1-for-9 with four strikeouts after being called up by the Pirates on June 4. He'll head back to the minors to help make room on the active roster for Canaan Smith-Njigba and Hoy Park. In spite of Swaggerty's lackluster performance during his first taste of major-league action, he remains one of the Pirates' top prospects and will likely be back in the big leagues at some point.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Hitless in debut
Swaggerty went 0-for-3 Tuesday against the Tigers.
Swaggerty was called up to Pittsburgh on Sunday, but he drew the first start of his career in center field while hitting ninth. The Pirates are auditioning several prospects -- particularly in the outfield -- so Swaggerty will likely have to hit to maintain a significant role, though it was a positive that he was in the lineup despite lefty Tarik Skubal taking the mound Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Called up Saturday
Swaggerty was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Swaggerty got called up Saturday after he's batted .280 with four homers, 22 RBI, 20 runs and five stolen bases over 132 at-bats in 35 games with Indianapolis this season. The Pirates' 2018 first-round pick will make his MLB debut Sunday versus the Diamondbacks. He'll offer the Pirates another option in the while Ben Gamel (hamstring) remains out of the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Performance picking up
Swaggerty hit .338/.403/.492 across 65 at-bats in May with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Swaggerty had a miserable start to the season and was placed on the 7-day injured list with a concussion May 4. However, he's turned things around since while primarily playing in center field -- an indication that he is fully past a shoulder injury that spoiled his 2021 campaign. The Pirates have been aggressive in promoting prospects to the majors of late, so Swaggerty's big-league debut may not be far off.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Activated from injured list
Swaggerty (concussion) was activated from the 7-day minor-league injured list Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Swaggerty sustained a mild concussion last week, but he'll be back in action following a minimal stay on the injured list. He's hitting .194 with a homer, seven RBI, five runs and three steals at Triple-A Indianapolis this year.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Placed on injured list
Swaggerty (concussion) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Swaggerty was diagnosed with a mild concussion following an outfield collision Tuesday, and he'll require time to recover on the IL. He's hit just .194 with a home run, seven RBI, five runs and three stolen bases over his first 17 games in 2022, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Sustains mild concussion
Swaggerty sustained a mild concussion at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. He was placed on the 7-day injured list, according to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic.
Swaggerty was involved in an outfield collision with Oneil Cruz on Tuesday and downplayed the severity of the issue afterward, but he'll still be sidelined for the next week as a result of the head injury.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Handling center field duties
Swaggerty has started four games in center field for Triple-A Indianapolis early in the 2022 season.
Swaggerty began the season serving exclusively as the designated hitter as he continued to recover from shoulder surgery. However, his ability to play in the outfield is a significant development, as it clears his path for a promotion to Pittsburgh when the team deems he's ready. On the other hand, Swaggerty hasn't been particularly effective at the plate to this point, as he's hit just .231/.318/.333 while striking out at a 25 percent clip across 44 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Provides game-winning knock
Swaggerty went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's win against Omaha.
Swaggerty came to the plate with the score tied in the bottom of the ninth inning and delivered a game-winning single for Indianapolis. While there were questions about his status to begin the season due to his continued recovery from shoulder surgery that he underwent in June of 2021, Swaggerty has racked up 14 plate appearances early in the campaign at Triple-A. He has served exclusively as the designated hitter while working through a throwing program, so he'll likely need to prove capable of playing in the outfield before being seriously considered for a call to the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Serving as DH
Swaggerty (shoulder) will bat ninth as the Pirates' designated hitter in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Swaggerty has yet to complete a throwing program after undergoing right shoulder surgery last June, but he's been fully cleared for hitting. It's unclear if the Pirates plan to have Swaggerty open the season on the injured list at Triple-A Indianapolis, or if he'll be able to play DH regularly while he advances through his throwing program and gradually settles back into a full-time role in the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Still dealing with shoulder issue
Swaggerty, who was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, is dealing with soreness in his left shoulder, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Swaggerty underwent surgery on his right shoulder last June, but it's the other shoulder that prevented him from getting into Grapefruit League games before he was optioned. While he's been cleared to hit, the continued soreness has delayed his throwing progression. He's uncertain to be ready to play when the Triple-A season begins in April.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Sent to Triple-A
The Pirates optioned Swaggerty (shoulder) to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Swaggerty, who underwent surgery on his right shoulder last June, didn't appear in any Grapefruit League games prior to his demotion. He appears to still be in recovery mode from surgery, so his availability for the start of the Triple-A season may be in question. The 24-year-old boasts top-notch speed and could get a look in the big-league outfield later in 2022, but he'll first have to prove he's healthy at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Contract selected Friday
Swaggerty (shoulder) had his contract selected by the Pirates on Friday.
Swaggerty underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in early June after he hit .220 in 12 appearances at Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the year. It wouldn't be surprising to see him available for spring training in 2022, and he'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Out for season after surgery
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Thursday that Swaggerty underwent surgery on his dislocated right shoulder earlier this week and is expected to make a full recovery in about five months, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Assuming the Pirates adhere to that timeline, Swaggerty's 2021 season is effectively over. The 23-year-old outfielder entered the year as one of the top prospects in the system and could have been in the mix to receive a big-league call-up this summer, but the shoulder procedure could hinder his long-term outlook. If he gets a clean bill of health next spring, Swaggerty will have to prove that he can still hit the ball with enough authority at Triple-A Indianapolis before entering the conversation for a promotion.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Likely to get surgery
Swaggerty (dislocated shoulder) has not made a final decision on whether or not to get surgery but is "headed that way," according to general manager Ben Cherington, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
The outfield prospect was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday. Based on Cherington's comments, the 23-year-old seems very likely to get surgery, though a final determination has yet to be made.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Details emerge about injury
Swaggerty is dealing with a fully dislocated right shoulder, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
The Pirates have yet to determine whether surgery will be necessary for the outfield prospect. The potential length of Swaggerty's absence remains unclear, as it will partly hinge on whether or not he's forced to undergo surgery.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Moves to MiLB IL
Triple-A Indianapolis placed Swaggerty (shoulder) on its 60-day injured list Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Swaggerty's move to the 60-day IL comes as little surprise after Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk announced Wednesday that the outfielder sustained a fully dislocated right shoulder, according to Jake Crouse of MLB.com. A determination hasn't been made whether the 23-year-old will require surgery, but he'll be sidelined for at least two months regardless of how he proceeds with his rehab.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Travis Swaggerty: Dealing with shoulder injury
Swaggerty hurt his shoulder while diving back into first base during Tuesday's game with Triple-A Indianapolis, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Swaggerty will be examined in Pittsburgh this week to determine the extent of his injury, but Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that the issue will keep Swaggerty sidelined longer than 10 days. In his first 12 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this year, Swaggerty had hit .220 with three home runs, seven RBI and three stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
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