"It was a bad situation to put myself in, and here I am with a couple broken ribs," Swarzak said. "It was a very freak thing. It was a stupid thing that shouldn't have been done. It was a horseplay incident. I put myself in a situation I should've have been in."
Swarzak added he's asked fellow right-hander Cole De Vries for advice, because De Vries cracked a rib last season in mid-September and missed the last two weeks of the season.
"I haven't dealt with a rib injury like this before." Swarzak said. "[But] this shouldn't affect being ready for Opening Day at all."