41-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brian Sweeney in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Brian Sweeney Contract Information:
Agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners in January of 2013.
Sweeney signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners on Friday, Sportspress Northwest reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Brian Sweeney.
Sweeney was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks in November. He'll try to earn a bullpen spot in spring training assuming that the D-Backs don't jettison him from their 40-man roster before then. At age 36, there's not much to get excited about here, and it's unlikely that he'll land in a high-leverage role.
Sweeney got off to a great start in 2006 as a middle reliever for the Padres, but then spent a month in Triple-A back as a starter. He has started for most of his career, and could win a rotation spot during spring training. The competition will be crowded, however, and he doesn’t strike out many. At the very least, he’s a good bet to make the Padres' roster as a long reliever.
Sweeney probably won't get a chance to pitch for the Padres in 2006 unless someone gets injured, and even then it isn't a sure thing. Every player needs to find his level, and for Sweeney, he may have found his at Triple-A.
Acquired by the Padres in the Jeff Cirillo-Kevin Jarvis deal, the 30-year-old had a decent year at Triple-A Portland, but had a rough go in small major league sampling.
Sweeney could land in the Mariners bullpen this spring. He'll battle J.J. Putz and Aaron Looper if a spot opens. Whoever has the better spring training could get the nod.