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Nick Swisher | Designated Hitter | #23

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (16) / OAK
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MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are trying to trade Nick Swisher.
Well, that's no surprise, as the Braves are in the middle of a rebuilding effort and Swisher doesn't really have a place to play. As Bowman notes, Atlanta will have to eat a significant portion of the $15 million Swisher is owed in 2016. The veteran batted only .196/.312/.320 with six homers over 76 games for the Indians and Braves last season. Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:44:00 PM

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Nick Swisher went 1-for-1 with an RBI single, a sacrifice fly and two walks in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

In this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals, Swisher drove in four total runs while going 4-for-6. He hit just .198/.261/.297 in 30 games with the Indians, but his numbers since switching to the National League are much more respectable. He's currently slashing .279/.418/.475 in 25 games as a Brave.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Swisher's eighth-inning RBI double merely served cosmetic effect, as the Braves entered the frame down 7-0. The veteran outfielder's played in 24 games with the Braves, going 16-for-60 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single in Friday's 10-inning loss to the Nationals.

Swisher gave the Braves a 2-1 lead with his eighth-inning RBI single, but the Nats would tie it up in the ninth and win it on a Michael Taylor homer in the 10th. In 23 games with the Braves, the veteran Swisher is 14-for-56 (.250) with three homers and 12 RBI.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:54:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Swisher lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning to cut the Yankee lead to 5-2, but the Braves would score just twice more in the contest. And the Yankees? The Yankees would score 10 more runs by the end of the game. In 16 games with the Braves, Swisher is 9-for-40 with two doubles, three homers and 11 RBI.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Nick Swisher homered twice Saturday in the Braves' loss to the Cubs.

The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and Swisher took advantage, lofting a two-run shot in the second inning and another two-run shot in the Braves' five-run fifth inning. He's still batting just .200/.266/.362 for the season.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Swisher's two-run homer in the eighth inning drew the Braves to within 6-4, but the Diamondbacks would score twice more in the ninth to secure the 8-4 victory. Since being traded to Atlanta on August 7, the veteran outfielder is just 2-for-18 with the one homer and four RBI. His days as a reliable fantasy option appear to be in the past.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:35:00 PM

Nick Swisher went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

The Braves traded for Swisher a day ago, then activated him from the disabled list and plopped him in the starting lineup on Saturday. He notched his first hit for the club with a two-run double in the eighth inning. Prior to hitting the disabled list with inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee, he hit just .198/.261/.297 with two homers and eight homers over 30 games. Those in deeper NL-only leagues could take a flier on the 34-year-old, but expectations need to be tempered.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 10:39:00 PM

Braves activated OF Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll be in uniform and in the starting lineup playing first base for the Braves on Saturday. Prior to landing on the disabled list, the 34-year-old was hitting just .198/.261/.297 with two homers and eight RBI in 30 games.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Braves acquired OFs Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn and cash considerations from the Indians in exchange for 3B Chris Johnson.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the Indians are sending over $10 million to the Braves in what is a swapping of bad contracts. Swisher is on a rehab assignment at the moment as he works his way back from knee issues and is owed $15 million in 2016. Bourn is due $14 million himself in 2016, while Johnson is owed $17.5 million through 2017. Swisher figures to play a good amount in left field and also at first base while Freddie Freeman (oblique) is sidelined.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves are close to acquiring Nick Swisher from the Indians.

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Chris Johnson will be going to the Indians in what amounts to a swapping of bad contracts. Swisher, who is currently on the disabled list, is making $15 million this season and owed another $15 million in 2016. Johnson is earning $6 million in 2015 and is due $17.5 million through 2017. Swisher sports a .198/.261/.297 batting line over 30 games this season, while Johnson is hitting .235/.272/.320 across 56 contests.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Nick Swisher (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Lake County on Monday.

He'll serve as the designated hitter on Monday before eventually working in at some positions. Swisher has been out since mid-June due to inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require, and he's probably not going to be an everyday player upon his activation.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break.

Swisher ran on the field prior to Saturday's game as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's already missed nearly a month and it's unclear how many rehab games he'll require.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Nick Swisher (knee) is improving, noting that the veteran is "moving around pretty well."

There's still no timetable for Swisher's return from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee, but he's resumed a variety of baseball activities and hasn't had a setback. "He's moving around pretty well," Francona said. "Again, we'll see where this takes him this week. And there's always that fine line where you give a guy a little break and he came back and looks good, and as you start to increase the volume, does it get better? Does it even off? Does it get worse? But he's doing a good job right now."
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 12:57:00 PM

There remains no timetable for Nick Swisher's (knee) return.

Swisher is feeling better after getting a cortisone shot in his inflamed left knee on Monday, but he's yet to resume baseball activities. He was hitting just .198 before going on the disabled list, so the Indians will give him plenty of time to heal. "When it happens, it's going to happen," Swisher said of his return.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 09:23:00 AM

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