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Nick Swisher | First Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Ohio State
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Nick Swisher went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Swisher's offensive woes continue, as he's now slashing a mere .174/.269/.275 on the season. While he's likely to break out of his funk and come around eventually, fantasy owners may want to sit him down until he starts showing signs of life. Apr 19 - 3:54 PM

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Nick Swisher blasted his second home run of the season, helping to power the Indians to a convincing victory over the White Sox on Saturday in Chicago.

Swisher finished the afternoon 2-for-6 with a pair of runs scored. He's been scuffling a bit at the plate, hitting just .196/.255/.333 with two homers and seven RBI in his first 12 games, so hopefully this strong effort is just what it takes to get him going.
Apr 12 - 5:44 PM

Nick Swisher swatted a two-run homer off Mike Pelfrey in the sixth inning on Friday, putting the Indians ahead to stay in a 7-2 win over the Twins.

Swisher also doubled on the afternoon, finishing 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. While he doesn't run and isn't going to help in the average department, Swisher remains a fine source of power production and should be rostered in even the shallowest of mixed leagues.
Apr 4 - 8:55 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Swisher went deep against Francisco Rodriguez in the sixth inning, his third home run of the spring. His average is up to .304, which the Indians hope indicates a return to form after posting five-year lows in average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage last season.
Mar 26 - 6:33 PM

Nick Swisher went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run on Monday against the Reds.

Swisher went yard against Mike Leake in the fourth inning, his second of the spring. He has been slow to get things going in the Cactus League thus far, but he's reliable for at least 20 home runs. However, he is coming off of one of the worst offensive seasons in his career, posting five-year lows in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.
Mar 17 - 7:20 PM

Nick Swisher swatted his first home run of the Cactus League season as the Indians topped the Giants 5-1 on Sunday.

The 33-year-old finished the afternoon 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. One of the most consistent performers in the league, Swisher has hit 21 or more homers in each of his nine full seasons in the league, and is an extremely good bet to top that mark again in 2012.
Mar 16 - 11:36 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Monday that Nick Swisher's shoulder is fully healed.

Swisher battled left shoulder discomfort for much of the 2013 season and there was some thought that he might eventually need surgery. But the situation has rapidly improved this winter. "He's fine," Antonetti told's Jordan Bastian. "He's unrestricted at this point."
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Monday that "all indications are" that Nick Swisher will not require surgery on his left shoulder.

Swisher's shoulder was an issue throughout the season, but the Indians are confident an offseason of rest will do the trick. The 32-year-old batted .246/.341/.423 with 22 home runs and 63 RBI in 2013 in the first year of a four-year, $56 million contract.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI against the Twins on Sunday.

The victory was Cleveland's 10th straight. The Indians finished 92-70 and have clinched one of the AL's Wild Card slots (Tampa Bay and Texas are still sorting out who will get the other). Swisher slashed .246/.341/.423 with 22 homers and 63 RBI in 145 games over his first season as an Indian.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 4-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-runner Thursday against the Astros.

Unfortunately, Swisher never hit with a man on base, not with Michael Bourn going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in front of him. Swisher has just 58 RBI on the season, but he has been playing quite a bit better of late; he's hitting .313 with five homers this month.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with his second home run in as many games, and the Indians beat the Mets 9-4 on Saturday.

Swisher has found his power stroke against the Mets, as he's got a double, two homers and six RBI in the past two games. Swisher now has 17 home runs this season; he's hit at least 22 homers in every season since 2005.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in the Indians' win over the Mets on Friday.

The Indians had a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning when Swish went yard for his 16th homer of the season. It's been a rough first year in Cleveland for the 32-year-old, as he's hitting just .239/.334/.399 with 50 RBI this year.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

Swisher's numbers have fallen off a bit this season, but he's still provided decent punch in the middle of the Indians lineup by hitting .244/.340/.406 with 15 homers and 46 RBI in 118 games. He needs five homers over the final month of the season to wrap up his ninth consecutive season with at least 20 bombs.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:33:00 PM

Nick Swisher belted a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

His two-run blast in the third got the scoring going, and it ended up being all Justin Masterson and the bullpen needed. Swisher has picked up his power a bit of late, blasting four longballs over his last 10 contests. He's hitting .333 over his last six games.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:27:00 PM

Nick Swisher smacked a two-run homer in Sunday's win against the Angels.

The home run off Jerome Williams came as part of a four-run sixth inning that cut Los Angeles' lead to 5-4 in the Indians' eventual 6-5 victory. Swisher has scuffled in August, entering play on Sunday batting .194 with no homers over 36 at-bats.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee