Braves To Sign Ben Swaggerty

The Braves will sign left-handed pitcher Ben Swaggerty, MLBTR has learned. The former Royals' Double-A Pitcher of the Year asked for and was granted his release out of Spring Training by Kansas City.

Swaggerty, 28, struck out 8.8 batters per nine innings with the Royals' Double-A affiliate last year, posting a 3.81 ERA in 59 relief innings. That was the lowest strikeout rate of his career; he owns a 10.4 K/9 (4.7 BB/9) in four minor league seasons.

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  1. rzepczynski 4 years ago


  2. GaryLe 4 years ago

    I’m sorry that cannot be a real human being. I believe you’re lying to me.

  3. rundmc1981 4 years ago

    It should be noted that lists Swaggerty as a lefty, not righty, as stated in the article. This is especially important considering the lack of depth of power lefties in our system with trading away Mike Dunn (FLA) and Tim Collins (KC). Aside from Brent Oberholtzer, we don’t have very many.

  4. rovert22044 4 years ago

    With a last name like that, I’m not surprised he got signed as quick as he did…

    • Bo 4 years ago

      We also took Rowdy Hardy from the KC org in the minor league rule 5. He won best name in the minors last year. Two awesome names from the Royals.

  5. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    nothing wrong with a little pitching depth…plus that’s the most amazing last name since Billy Wagner’s agent

    • in case anyone else didn’t know his name it’s Bean Stringfellow. That may be the greatest name ever.

  6. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

    I bet he’s OFWGKTA’s favorite player.

  7. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    There is a reason that the Royals let this guy go. The guy is a strikeout machine and posts fairly low ERA’s. Something’s gotta give.

  8. Good article…

  9. Numbers look decent enough, and at the very least we can all take joy in his name. I like it.

  10. I agree. He’s numbers look pretty good. I like the move.

  11. Brad426 4 years ago

    Is it Opposite Day… the Braves take a Royal?

  12. BraveNewWorld 4 years ago

    I love the Royals

  13. woadude 4 years ago

    They said he possesses a huge amount of Swagger on the mound.

  14. DSWAGG 4 years ago

    Ben Swaggerty is a Great pitcher and a very good addition to the Braves staff. In 2 more years his cousin Dillon Swaggerty will be joining him

  15. DSWAGG 4 years ago

    Ben Swaggerty is a very good pitcher and a great addition to the Braves staff.In 2 years his cousin Dillon Swaggerty will be joining him.

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