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Nick Swisher | Designated Hitter | #23

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (16) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Swisher is hitting .429 (6-for-14) with a double, a home run and three RBI over his first four games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
After being released by the Braves in late March, Swisher signed a minor league deal with the Yankees earlier this month. It was a no-risk move for the Bombers, who want to see what the 35-year-old has left in the tank. While we're not expecting a return to fantasy relevance, he could surface as a bench player at some point. Apr 19 - 10:34 AM

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Yankees signed 1B/OF Nick Swisher to a minor league contract

The veteran slugger is currently working out at the club's minor league complex. Swisher clubbed 105 home runs with the Bombers during his four years in New York from 2009-2012. He would make for a nice low-risk depth signing for the Yankees, though don't expect him to become fantasy relevant once again.
Apr 9 - 1:11 PM

Braves released 1B Nick Swisher.

They tried desperately to trade him but found no takers and will now bite the bullet that is his ridiculous $15 million salary for 2016. It should be noted that the Indians are covering $5 million of that. Swisher, 35, batted just .196/.312/.320 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 76 games last season between Cleveland and Atlanta.
Mar 28 - 1:39 PM

According to's Mark Bowman, it's "assumed" the Braves will trade or release Nick Swisher.

Releasing him is the most likely scenario as it's hard to envision a team taking on Swisher's absurd $15 million salary. With Swisher out of the picture, Michael Bourn and Emilio Bonifacio are likely to compete for the final outfield spot. Jeff Francoeur could also be in the mix, though the Braves would have to get creative to find a spot for him. Swisher has hit .263 across 38 at-bats this spring.
Mar 26 - 11:38 PM

Nick Swisher doubled twice, knocked in two runs and walked twice as the Braves beat a Pirates split-squad 7-3 on Monday.

After opening the spring 2-for-15, Swisher has gone 8-for-18 in his last seven games. The Braves still might choose to release him no matter how well he finishes up this spring, but the improved performance will certainly help his chances of winding up on some team's roster.
Mar 21 - 5:31 PM

Nick Swisher went 0-for-2 on Friday and is off to a 2-for-15 start this spring.

Swisher could find himself released if this keeps up, though that also surely depends on Freddie Freeman's health. Swisher hit just .196/.312/.320 in 219 at-bats for the Indians and Braves last season, and it doesn't look like Atlanta will have a lot of playing time for him if he does make the team.
Mar 11 - 4:11 PM

Nick Swisher said Tuesday that he will not wear the same bulky knee braces he wore in 2015.

Coming off surgery on both of his knees, Swisher batted just .196/.312/.320 over 260 plate appearances between the Indians and Braves. There was once a question about whether Swisher would even be with the Braves at the start of 2016, but the uncertainty over Freddie Freeman's wrist could change things. He's owed $15 million this season.
Feb 24 - 9:51 AM'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

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

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