The First Weird Baseball Injury Of 2013: Twins Reliever Breaks Ribs During "Horseplay"

Troy McClure warned us, but did we listen? We did not. After TwinsFest at Target Field two weeks ago, Minnesota reliever Anthony Swarzak got into a good-natured tussle.

"When he was up here for TwinsFest, he was messing around with a couple guys and cracked a couple ribs, so he'll be out a month," Ryan said. "He was wrestling around. It was some horseplay. He was out with a couple friends and the team and cracked a couple ribs fooling around. It wasn't a fight or anything. It was just bad judgment wrestling around."

This goes down as a "non-baseball-related injury," but there's nothing more baseball than a player hurting himself doing something foolish or mundane. Swarzak will be out about a month, rough timing considering pitchers and catchers report next week.