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Nick Swisher | First Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Ohio State
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Nick Swisher (knees) has been cleared for full hitting.
Swisher underwent season-ending surgery on his both his knees last August. While he's still working through a running program, he hasn't had any setbacks during his rehab process. The 33-year-old is owed $30 million over the next two seasons and has a $17 million vesting option for 2017. The Indians would surely like to trade him, but he'll have to prove his health for anyone to consider the possibility. Feb 17 - 11:42 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians are considering trading Nick Swisher "for another player with an inflated contract."

Swisher has been banged up and largely unproductive in his two years in Cleveland, batting just .208/.278/.331 over 97 games in 2014 before having surgery on both knees in August. He's owed $30 million over the next two seasons and has a $17 million vesting option for 2017, so the Tribe will have to take on another contract in order to deal him.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 02:18:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 04:32:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 02:42:00 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."
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:51:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:39:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:05:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 03:58:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 03:36:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 04:35:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:11:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:48:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:12:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
4Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Michael Martinez
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
3Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
3Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
4Jerry Sands
DH1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Zach McAllister
8Shaun Marcum
9Bruce Chen
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Anthony Swarzak
14Scott Downs