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Gov. Mifflin/Kutztown University product Matt Swarmer outrighted to Triple-A by Cubs

Pitcher Matt Swarmer, a Gov. Mifflin and Kutztown University product, was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa Thursday, meaning the right-hander will remain in the Chicago Cubs organization.

The 28-year-old was designated for assignment Saturday, three days after he had been optioned to Iowa.

Following Saturday’s move, the Cubs had seven days to trade Swarmer, pass him through waivers or release him.

After Swarmer passed through waivers, the Cubs were able to outright him to the minors. He is no longer on the team’s 40-man roster.

Swarmer went 2-3 with a 5.03 ERA in 11 games, five of them starts, with the Cubs after making his major league debut May 30.

He went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his first two starts, walking three and striking out 11 in 12 innings. He struggled over his next three, however (9.95 ERA in 12.2 innings) and was moved to the bullpen.

Swarmer went 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA over 9.1 innings in six relief appearances, striking out 12.

He had gone 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in nine games, five of them starts, for Iowa before his promotion.

Swarmer was selected in the 19th round by the Cubs in the 2016 draft.

Source: Berkshire mont

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