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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 underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday afternoon on both of his knees.
The procedures were arthroscopic debridements, and come with an 8-10 week rehab timetable. Swisher is expected to be fully healthy for the start of spring training next season. He concludes the 2014 campaign with a career-worst .208/.278/.331 batting line. Aug 20 - 4:32 PM

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Nick Swisher will receive a second opinion on his ailing right knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Swisher was examined by Dr. Rick Parker on Monday, but the Indians have yet to release the resulted from that visits (which probably isn't a good sign). The 33-year-old has played through knee issues all season and the club is trying to figure out what the best course of action is. More will obviously be known after Tuesday's exam.
Aug 13 - 2:42 PM

Nick Swisher will receive additional opinions on his ailing right knee before a decision is made on his status.

Swisher, who has had knee issues all season, was examined by Dr. Rick Parker on Monday, but the Indians want to gather more information and seek additional opinions before announcing what they'll do. Manager Terry Francona wouldn't indicate whether surgery might be a possibility. "I think what we need to do is allow this process to kind of play itself out," Francona said. "With the ballclub's help and urging, he's going to get another opinion and we're trying to align that right now. When we have information that's solid -- and when and where and all that -- we will give it to you guys. I think they're in the process of trying to do that right now."
Aug 12 - 7:51 PM

Indians placed OF/1B Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

It's the second time this season that knee issues have forced him to the DL, and he indicated that he might be out for a while. "I can't keep playing like this," Swisher said. "We have to find out what's going on." More will be known after Swisher undergoes an MRI in the coming days. David Murphy (oblique) is also headed to the disabled list, as the Indians will recall Tyler Holt and Zach Walters.
Aug 10 - 10:39 AM

Nick Swisher (knee) could be placed on the disabled list.

Swisher exited Saturday's game due to soreness in his right knee after failing to score from second base on a double and then being forced out at home on a bases-loaded situation. He has already made one trip to the DL this season due to issues with both knees.
Aug 10 - 10:05 AM

Nick Swisher (wrist) finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday as the Indians fell to the Reds.

Swisher sat out Monday and Tuesday after injuring his right wrist on Sunday. Wrist injuries can have nagging effects for hitters and he looked bad on Wednesday night. Swisher is batting just .209/.280/.335 this year.
Aug 7 - 3:58 AM

Nick Swisher (wrist) is out again Tuesday.

Swisher made an early exit Sunday with soreness in his right wrist and also sat out Monday. He's not expected to be in the lineup Wednesday either but could be available off the bench. It's not a major injury.
Aug 5 - 4:37 PM

Nick Swisher (wrist) is out of action Monday.

Swisher was pulled from Sunday's game against the Rangers with soreness in his right wrist. "Hopefully I'm back in there tomorrow, but if we need to take a couple days off we'll do that," he told reporters Monday.
Aug 4 - 3:36 PM

Nick Swisher was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers due to soreness in his right wrist.

It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, so consider Swisher day-to-day for the time being. He's in the midst of a disappointing season, hitting .212/.283/.339 with eight homers and 42 RBI.
Aug 3 - 4:35 PM

Nick Swisher had a sixth inning RBI single in Cleveland's 2-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Swisher and Lonnie Chisenhall were the only players in this game to knock in a run on either side. Swisher finished 1-for-2 with a walk. The Indians only had five hits total, as Miles Mikolas shut the team down over seven innings. On the year, Swisher has a disappointing slash line of .213/.285/.342.
Aug 2 - 11:11 PM

Nick Swisher went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Swisher swatted two singles and a ground-rule double on the evening, coming around to score two of the Indians' eight runs. That it was his first three-hit affair of the 2014 season speaks to the down year Swisher has had to this point. The Brohio native did come out of the gate fast in the second half, and perhaps the break was just what Swisher needed to get going in the right direction at the dish.
Jul 22 - 11:48 PM

Playing right field for the first time this season, Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday.

The Indians gave up some defense to get Yan Gomes into the lineup at DH tonight. Swisher to the outfield doesn't figure to become a frequent occurrence. Really, Swisher to the bench once in a while might be a better solution for Cleveland.
Jul 22 - 12:12 AM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Look who is finally showing some signs of life. Swisher has hit safely in seven straight games and has three home runs over his last five. Even with the recent hot streak, the 33-year-old is batting just .207/.289/.351 through 74 games this season.
Jul 11 - 10:36 PM

Nick Swisher had one hit in four at-bats, but it was a two-run home run that gave the Indians the lead in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Swisher has now homered in back-to-back games, perhaps a sign things are starting to turn around. His sixth-inning, two-run home run off of Masahiro Tanaka gave the Indians a 4-3 lead, which they did not relinquish. Swisher's slash line remains a paltry .198/.286/.339. He has hit seven home runs and knocked in 32 runs.
Jul 8 - 10:08 PM

Nick Swisher's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

He also drew a walk in the ballgame, bringing his season slash to .190/.281/.310. He has hit 21 or more home runs in each of the past nine seasons, but with just five thus far in 2014, that streak is in serious jeopardy.
Jul 4 - 10:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin