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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||530.00||20.00||.238||72.00||68.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knees - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April|
|vs RHP||259||58||8|| .279|| .378|| .224|
|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, 1B 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, 1B 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, 1B CLE|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Angel Pagan, CF SF
|Last 10 Games|
Indians' Zach Walters (oblique), Nick Swisher (knee) close to rehab action
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/17/15) Indians infielder Zach Walters (oblique) and first baseman Nick Swisher (knee) are close to being cleared to begin rehab assignments, reports MLB.com.|
Indians manager Terry Francona said Walters could begin rehabbing in the next few days while Swisher is right behind him.
Indians' Nick Swisher may start minor league rehab next week
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher could be close to a minor league rehab assignment.
Swisher is returning from surgery on both knees. He's been playing four and five innings at a time in extended spring training.
"He's been rehabbing well," said GM Chris Antonetti, per Cleveland.com. "It's still not clear when (he'll be back). A lot of it is based on how well he responds, but we've been encouraged so far."
He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early as next week," Antonetti said. "It doesn't mean he's that close. He still has to work through playing back-to-back nine-inning games, playing in the outfield and seeing how he recovers."
Indians' Nick Swisher swinging well, playing outfield
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher has been swinging the bat well in Arizona and has seen some time in the outfield, MLB.com reports.
Swisher opened the season on the 15-day disabled list and is continuing to recover from last August's double knee surgery. He remains without a specific timetable for return.
Indians' Nick Swisher to resume rehab in Arizona
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) After spending Opening Day with his Indians teammates in Houston, Nick Swisher will travel back to Arizona to resume rehabbing his two surgically repaired knees.
Swisher made the trip for Monday's Opening Day game against the Astros. However, it's back to the grind of making sure his knees are in good shape for his eventual return to the baseball diamond.
"He's doing pretty well," Indians manager Terry Francona said, via MLB.com. "He's done a really good job of being so consistent on everything we've asked him to do."
Swisher is on the 15-day DL though no timetable has been established for his return. Francona wanted Swisher to be with the team for Opening Day, hence why he was present.
"I thought it would be meaningful to him," Francona said. "I just thought that he's been working on that agility field pretty much more than anything, and he hasn't been around the guys all that much. I just thought that it would be meaningful to him and, I think after talking to him, it was."
Indians send four to DL, including Nick Swisher, Gavin Floyd
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) The Indians set their Opening Day roster by sending four players to the disabled list.
RHP Gavin Floyd was sent to the 60-day disabled list. Floyd was coming back from a stress fracture of his elbow and reinjured himself in spring training.
Infielder Zach Walters (oblique), outfielder Nick Swisher (knees) and RHP Josh Tomlin (shoulder) were all placed on the 15-day disabled list.
|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|
|4/20/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|
|4/21/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|4/22/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|4/24/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Shane Greene|
|4/25/15||@ DET||1:08 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|4/26/15||@ DET||1:08 pm|| |
|4/27/15||KC||6:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|