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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||530.00||20.00||.238||72.00||68.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-July|
|vs RHP||58||11||1|| .254|| .259|| .190|
|12/21/2014||Drew Stubbs, CF COL|
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Melvin Upton, CF SD|
Nick Swisher, DH CLE
Alen Hanson, SS PIT
Nick Williams, LF TEX
|12/20/2014||Jason Heyward, RF STL|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
Hanley Ramirez, LF BOS
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Andrew Cashner, SP SD|
Nick Swisher, DH CLE
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|12/19/2014||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Nick Swisher, DH CLE|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Angel Pagan, CF SF
|Last 10 Games|
Francona: Indians DH Nick Swisher making progress with knee
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Terry Francona has provided an optimistic report on Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher, who has been sidelined since June 14 with an inflamed left knee.
"He's moving around pretty well," Francona told MLB.com. "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? ... He's doing a good job right now."
Francona added that Swisher could rejoin the Indians at some point during their upcoming 10-game road trip.
Swisher had surgeries on both knees in the offseason and continued to struggle with the left one upon his return this season. He also struggled with his swing, as he has since he arrived in Cleveland as a free agent before the 2013 season. Swisher compiled a .198/.261/.297 slash line before going down.
Indians place DH Nick Swisher (knee) on 15-day DL
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/14/15) The Indians announced on Sunday that designated hitter Nick Swisher has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with knee inflammation.
Swisher is hitting only .198 this season.
"We talked for a long time. It was actually really, really good," Indians manager Terry Francona said, via MLB.com. "I told him, I said, 'Man, this is not an indictment on you or your work ethic.' I got a chance to watch him work all spring and how diligent he was. And I think he was surprised when he came back that it was harder than he expected. And he understood.
He's being replaced on the roster by infielder Francisco Lindor, who is being called up from Triple-A Columbus.
Indians' David Murphy starts at DH for Nick Swisher
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/13/15) The Indians will start David Murphy at designated hitter in Saturday's game. Murphy plays DH for the second time in 17 games.
He replaces Nick Swisher, who has a team-high 25 starts at DH.
David Murphy to DH instead of Nick Swisher on Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/10/15) The Indians will turn to David Murphy to be their designated hitter for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Murphy will bat fifth instead of Nick Swisher during the contest. Murphy will face Taijuan Walker, who he is 0 for 3 against in his career. Murphy is hitting .438 with five RBI in his last eight games.
The Indians are the favorites (-160) over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Nick Swisher in, David Murphy out of Indians lineup Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/6/15) Outfielder David Murphy is among the hottest hitters on an Indians team that has struggled to score runs recently. But he is out of the lineup against a right-hander Saturday.
Murphy will sit with Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound while struggling Nick Swisher serves as the designated hitter.
The former has six hits in his last 13 at-bats to sweeten his stat line on the year to .325/.361/.465. Swisher continues to disappoint with a 1-for-18 slide that has dropped his average from .243 to .205.
|2014 summary: Nick Swisher was never really able to get going in his second season with the Indians, and knee injuries played a key role in a disappointing year. He served two stints on the disabled list and played in a total of 97 games, marking the first time since Swisher achieved rookie status in 2005 that he played in fewer than 130 games. His season was effectively ended in August when he underwent knee surgery. Swisher batted .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBI on the year.|
Playing time status: Swisher is expected to be ready for spring training and set to serve as the Indians' regular designated hitter. His ability to fill in at first base and in the outfield should mean a return to steady at-bats.
2015 outlook: Owners can reasonably expect Swisher to rebound with better health, but expectations should be tempered. His decline was already under way before last season, and even with a full season's worth of games, Swisher could struggle to reach 20 home runs or a .350 on-base percentage. Look to target him in the later rounds of standard mixed league drafts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/4/15||@ PIT||4:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|7/5/15||@ PIT||1:35 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|7/6/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|7/7/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Vincent Velasquez|
|7/8/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Dan Straily|
|7/9/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|7/10/15||OAK||7:10 pm||Kendall Graveman|