Blue Jays’ Erik Swanson Away From Crew Whereas Son Recovers From Accident

Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson is taking time away from the workforce after his 4 year-old-son Toby was struck by a automobile, supervisor John Schneider introduced this morning (hyperlink by way of Shi Davidi of Sportsnet). The accident occurred on Sunday within the Clearwater space. Toby was airlifted to an area hospital.

Schneider stated that Toby “is on the street to restoration” however understandably didn’t present many specifics. Swanson shall be away from the workforce to be along with his household. “The fellows have been nice. Erik and his spouse Madison are very grateful for the help. And we’re going to proceed to present it so long as we have to,” Schneider instructed reporters. “Once more, baseball is secondary while you’re speaking about household and life. We’re going to proceed to help him. The fellows have been completely phenomenal with him up to now and you’ll’t overlook about gamers’ wives and vital others which have reached out as nicely. It’s been a tough couple of days, however it’s actually, very nice to see the help for Erik.”

The Blue Jays launched a quick assertion on X sending “love, help and prayers (to) your entire Swanson household.” MLBTR joins numerous others all through the sport in sending our greatest needs to the Swanson household.

Toronto acquired Swanson from the Mariners final offseason. He turned in a 2.96 ERA in 66 2/3 innings throughout his first season with the membership.

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