The Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball have signed pitcher Erik Donald Swanson, a native of the United States. Swanson was born on September 4, 1993. In 2019 he made his MLB debut.
He attended Mariemont High School in Cincinnati and played baseball with Andrew Benintendi, who attended Madeira High School.
Wabash Valley College and Iowa Western Community College followed, where he maintained his baseball career. During the eighth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, the Texas Rangers picked Swanson.
In 2014, Swanson made his first appearance in a professional game with the Spokane Indians, and he remained with the team for the entirety of that season.
On August 1, 2016, Swanson was one of three players sent to the New York Yankees in exchange for Carlos Beltrán. The other two players were Dillon Tate and Nick Green.
Between the two teams, he appeared in 24 games, making 17 starts, and posted a combined 6–5 record with a 3.46 earned run average.
Swanson and his wife, Madison, have made their home in Fargo since their wedding in 2018. They are parents of one boy as a couple.
Where Is Eric Swanson Now?
The Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners presently have Erik Donald Swanson on their roster as a pitcher.