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RC Interview with Ben Swaggerty

Swaggerty signed as a 5th-year senior free agent

On Tuesday, the Royals announced that they had signed Ben Swaggerty, a fifth-year senior from Tusculum College, to a professional contract. Swaggerty, a 24-year-old southpaw, posted a 5-0 record with six saves and a 1.69 ERA for Tusculum this spring. He will report to Idaho Falls when the club opens its season later this month. RC spoke with Swaggerty on Friday afternoon.

Royals Corner: First off, Ben, congratulations on signing your first professional contract. How does it feel, and do you know much about the Royals' organization? Ben Swaggerty: It feels like a dream come true. It's great. I know a little bit about the Royals, but not too much. I'm just glad to begin in an organization that wants to win. RC: Did you have a sense during the season that the... Recommended Stories

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