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33 Nick Swisher DH
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 11/25/1980 | Birthplace: Columbus, OH | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Cleveland | College: Ohio State | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $11,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 4/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Indians' Nick Swisher nearing rehab assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was able to do some running prior to Saturday's game and the team is targeting a rehab assignment after the All-Star break, reports Cleveland.com.

Swisher is dealing with left knee inflammation, which has kept him out since June 14.


Francona: Indians DH Nick Swisher making progress with knee


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) 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
(6/14/2015) 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
(6/13/2015) 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
(6/10/2015) 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
(6/6/2015) 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.


Indians DH Nick Swisher slugs second home run on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) After a rough start to the season, Indians slugger Nick Swisher is starting to warm up at the plate. Swisher collected two hits, including his second home run of the season, serving as the designated hitter in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

He now has eight hits in his last 29 at-bats, including both home runs of the year. His batting average is now up to .243 on the year.


Indians' Nick Swisher slugs first homer Thursday vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Swisher's first home run of the season came in the first inning and was part of a four-run frame for the Indians, which ended up being more than enough to cruise to a win behind the pitching of Danny Salazar. Swisher has hit .250/.328/.365 with four RBI in 52 at-bats.


Nick Swisher, Ryan Raburn not in Indians' lineup for Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Both Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn are not in the Indians' lineup for Saturday, as Michael Brantley will start in left field and bat third and David Murphy will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.

Rayburn, a utility outfielder, suffered a bruised knee in Friday's game while Swisher returned from the disabled list in early May and had DH'd in eight of the Indians' 10 games before Saturday.

Michael Bourn in, Nick Swisher out of Indians lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) The juggling in the outfield and at designated hitter continues for the Indians heading into their Wednesday game against visiting St. Louis. Michael Bourn, who has been benched frequently, is in the lineup with Nick Swisher removed.

Bourn has shown signs of emerging from his season-long slump with five hits and four walks in his last 12 at-bats. His .218 average is at its highest point since April 15.

Swisher is 6-for-26 since returning from injury, but he smacked four of those hits in one game.


Nick Swisher could play field for Indians soon


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Since returning from the disabled list, Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher has played designated hitter. Manager Terry Francona said that could change soon.

"I've thought about that a lot," Francona said, "trying to figure out when is right and when is not. At some point, he'll play the outfield."

Swisher's playing time will impact David Murphy, who is likely to see more time on the bench. "We told Murphy, 'You're going to have to be a little patient,'" Francona said. "And he will."


Nick Swisher smacks four hits for Indians in Saturday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Believe it or not, there is some good news for the Indians. It's heretofore disappointing Nick Swisher. He is back from injury and swinging the bat as well as he has since he arrived in Cleveland in 2013.

Swisher slammed four hits in a game for the first time since Sept. 19 of that year. He singled three times and led off the seventh by ripping a double to the opposite field before scoring. Swisher has rarely taken the ball the other way with the Indians.

His big day lifted his average to .316.


Struggling Nick Swisher back in lineup Friday for Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) After a one-game absence from the starting lineup following his return from the disabled list, Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher is back in action Friday in Minnesota.

Swisher did go hitless in two at-bats off the bench Thursday and is just 1-for-11 since his comeback.


Indians manager Terry Francona loads up on lefties Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) With a right-hander slated to toe the rubber for the Royals on Thursday, Indians manager Terry Francona has produced a heavy lefty-hitting lineup.

David Murphy returns to the starting lineup as the designated hitter, while Nick Swisher gets a rest after playing in two straight since returning from a DL stint.

Michael Bourn, who will be benched against lefties for the near future, was back in the lineup batting seventh and playing center field. 

Switch-hitter Jose Ramirez slides in at shorstop to replace Mike Aviles. The Indians' lineup contains just one natural right-handed hitter, catcher Roberto Perez.


Indians activate Nick Swisher from DL, option Tyler Holt to Triple-A


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Indians have activated Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury and is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, according to MLB.com.

Swisher is yet to play in a game this season with the injury. He hit .208 with 42 RBI in 360 at-bats in 2014. With the roster move, Cleveland decided to option outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus. Holt went 0 for 3 with the Indians this season. 


Report: Nick Swisher to return to Indians on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will return to the team on Tuesday, according to a report by MLB.com

"Swish was adamant that he was ready," manager Terry Francona said. Swisher opened the year on the disabled list after having surgery on both knees last year. 

Swisher hit .375 with a home run and five RBI in a six-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus. 

Outfielder Tyler Holt will be optioned to the minor leagues to make room for Swisher. Holt was hitless with two strikeouts in three at bats for the Indians. 


Indians' Nick Swisher to play at least two more games at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Nick Swisher (knees) will take a day off from his rehab assignment Thursday, Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. He will then play Friday and Saturday with Triple-A Columbus before returning to Cleveland on Sunday to discuss the next steps in his rehab.

Swisher is batting .412 (7 for 17) with two doubles, three runs, four RBI, one walk and six strikeouts through four games on his rehab assignment.


Indians' Nick Swisher (knees) set for another week of rehab


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Indians designated htiter Nick Swisher will spend the week continuing his rehab with Triple-A Columbus, FOX Sports Ohio reports.

"Offensively, I feel great," Swisher said, per MLB.com. "Do I think I could come up here and help this team right now? Absolutely. But that's not the only thing I want to be able to do. I want to be able to help on both sides of the ball."

It appears as if Swisher, who is working his way back from surgeries on both knees, won't return to the Indians lineup until next week at the earliest. He made his rehab debut Friday and is 5 for 9 through two games.

"The injury was worse than what I thought," Swisher said. "I thought this would be something I could bounce right back from, just like I have [for] every other little injury I've had."


Indians' Nick Swisher totals three hits in first rehab game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher (knees) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Swisher had a pretty good game, going 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI. He also struck out twice.

Swisher is expected to stay with Columbus through the weekend before the Indians re-evaluated his status early next week.


Report: Indians OF/DH Nick Swisher could return soon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The return to the Indians of outfielder/designated hitter Nick Swisher could be getting close, per MLB.com. He will work out with the Indians and meet with team officials Monday to determine the next step following a rehab stint at Triple-A Columbus this weekend.

Swisher, who had offseason surgeries in both knees, has been a disappointment since joining the club in 2013. He hasn't played since Aug. 9.


Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher to start Triple-A rehab Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) The rehab schedule is set for Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher, who has been sidelined all year after undergoing offseason surgery on both knees.

Swisher, who has been a disappointment since signing a free agent contract two years ago, will report to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday and play Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has reported. He had some at-bats late in the exhibition season, but it remains to be seen how many more he will need to return to the Indians.


Indians' Nick Swisher, Zach Walters to start minor league rehab this week


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and left fielder Zach Walters are both expected to start minor league injury rehab assignments this week, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Swisher started the season on the 15-day disabled list after having surgery on both knees. Walters is on the 15-day DL for an oblique injury. 

Swisher and Walters will both play for Triple-A Columbus on injury rehab. Walters will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday


Indians' Zach Walters (oblique), Nick Swisher (knee) close to rehab action


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/17/2015) 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
(4/14/2015) 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
(4/12/2015) 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.