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Nick Swisher | Designated Hitter

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Ohio State
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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. Aug 28 - 11:23 PM

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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.
Aug 22 - 7:05 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.
Aug 15 - 10:35 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.
Aug 8 - 10:39 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.
Aug 8 - 3:17 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.
Aug 7 - 3:26 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.
Aug 7 - 3:09 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.
Jul 19 - 9:02 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.
Jul 5 - 9:13 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."
Jun 24 - 12:57 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.
Jun 19 - 9:23 AM

Indians placed DH Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with left knee inflammation.

Swisher had surgery on both knees last August and just hasn't looked right since returning, batting only .198/.261/.297. He had an injection in his left knee last week and will receive another one this week before hopefully resuming baseball activities.
Jun 14 - 10:33 AM

Nick Swisher's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going hitless in three at-bats.

He's now hitting an anemic .198/.261/.297 with a 24/8 K/BB ratio in 98 at-bats. It's starting to look like this could be the beginning of the end for the aging slugger, and he makes for an easy drop in all fantasy formats.
Jun 12 - 9:37 PM

Nick Swisher went 2-for-5 and hit his first homer Thursday against the White Sox.

Swisher is hitting .250 with three doubles and four RBI in 52 at-bats since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. The Indians really want him to turn out to be an adequate DH, but the early results aren't particularly promising. They can't afford to be as patient with him as they were last year.
May 21 - 11:16 PM

Nick Swisher went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a run scored, and a walk in Friday's 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Swisher, who missed the first month of the season while rehabbing from dual knee surgeries, was without an RBI through his first eight games coming into Friday's action. However, he got on the board with an RBI double in the first inning and put the Indians ahead for good in the fifth with a two-run single. The 34-year-old struggled last season and those in deeper mixed fantasy leagues can likely afford to wait and see on him.
May 16 - 12:41 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3Daniel Castro
3B1Hector Olivera
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Nick Swisher
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Matt Wisler
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Manny Banuelos
7Williams Perez
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Andrew McKirahan
3Peter Moylan
4Ross Detwiler
5Brandon Cunniff
6Matt Marksberry
7Edwin Jackson
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Chris Withrow
10Shae Simmons
11Jason Grilli
12Paco Rodriguez
13Ryan Kelly
14Daniel Burawa