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33 Nick Swisher 1B
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 11/25/1980 | Birthplace: Columbus, OH | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Cleveland | College: Ohio State | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $11,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 74/44 | Average Draft Position: 180.97
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Nick Swisher struggling at the plate in early part of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher went 1 for 4 with a walk and an RBI in his team's 9-6 loss to the White Sox Friday.

Swisher is just 2 for 15 with two walks over his last five games as his batting line has dipped to .178/.245/.267 in 45 at-bats. He's played every inning at first base for the Indians so far, batting second in each game. He's back at first base and batting second Saturday.


Nick Swisher lifts Indians over Twins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher put together a strong performance Friday against the Twins, snapping out of a 2-for-13 slump that opened his season.

Swisher played a big part in the Indians' 5-2 comeback win, and his two-run home run in the sixth inning put them up for good. He added an RBI double later to finish the game 2 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Through four games, Swisher is hitting just .222/.263/.444 with one home run, four RBI and two runs scored. 


Nick Swisher to be held out early


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher will be held out of spring games early on, according to the Plain Dealer.

Swisher thought he pushed himself too hard last preseason, and will miss the first four to five games this time around. Swisher hit .246/.341/.423 in 549 at-bats. 


Nick Swisher to mainly work at first


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher will work mainly at first during spring training, according to MLB.com.

Swisher won't play the outfield until later in the spring. Manager Terry Francona said the focus for Swisher will be first base. The team brought in David Murphy during the offseason, which may have pushed Swisher out of a spot in the outfield.

In 549 at-bats, Swisher hit .246/.341/.423 last season. 


Nick Swisher's shoulder no longer an issue


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) Indians general manager Chris Antonetti told MLB.com that first baseman Nick Swisher is fully recovered from an injury to his left shoulder. Antonetti said Swisher was now "fine" and that "he's unrestricted at this point."

Swisher was troubled by his shoulder throughout the season and batted just .246, though he hit 22 home runs.


Nick Swisher won't require surgery


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is not expected to require surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason, MLB.com reports. This comes according to the opinion of general manager Chris Antonetti. 

Swisher's shoulder was an issue throughout the 2013 campaign. The team is confident that rest over the offseason will do the trick for the veteran. The 32-year-old hit .246 this season with 22 homers and 63 RBI. 


Nick Swisher hits 19th, 20th home runs


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Cleveland outfielder Nick Swisher hit a pair of home runs in the club's victory Sunday over the White Sox.

Swisher finished 2 for 5 with the two solo blasts. He has now compiled nine straight 20-homer seasons and is hitting .244/.339/.419.

Nick Swisher belts grand slam


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher took Mets pitcher Tim Byrdak deep on Friday in a win over New York.

Swisher hit his 16th HR of the season in the eighth inning for a grand slam to break the game open in the 8-1 win.

Swisher finished 2 for 5 and is hitting just .239 on the year for the Tribe. He had gone just 1 for 18 over his previous five games.

Nick Swisher homers yet again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher homered for the third time in five games Wednesday against the Angels, as he continues to find his stroke. 

Swisher gave the Indians an early lead they would not relinquish, with a two-run homer in the second inning. He finished the game with just the one hit in four at-bats, while walking once and striking out once in a 3-1 win.

Swisher has 15 home runs on the season, four of which have come in the month of August. Unfortunately, he is hitting just .222 in the month and .243 overall. 


Nick Swisher pushing through sore shoulder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher launched his 14th home run Monday against the Angels and second in three games. Swisher, who has been playing with a sore left shoulder since spring training, is batting .280 (14 for 50) with a .540 slugging percentage, .885 OPS, three home runs and eight RBI in his last 12 games.

"We're getting near the end of the season," Swisher said, per The Plain Dealer. "If it's going to go, it's going to go. You just have to make sure you're doing all your treatments and rehab stuff, but when you're out on the field, don't feel for it. I felt the past week or so, I've just been leetting it eat and it's working out."


Nick Swisher doubles twice among three hits


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher went 3 for 4 in a 6-5 14-inning loss to the Tigers. He didn't remain in the game as he was pinch-run for by Drew Stubbs, who remained in the game.

Swisher doubled twice and drove in two runs before leaving. He's batting just .245 on the year for the Indians.

Swisher was 0 for 12 over his previous four games entering Wednesday as he busted out of his slump.


Nick Swisher expected to remain cleanup hitter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher headed into Sunday's game against the Twins batting .188 in his last 35 games. His continued struggles has manager Terry Francona contemplating moving the veteran slugger from the cleanup spot to No. 2 in the batting order, but Francona doesn't like how his lineup sets up if he makes the change, according to The Plain Dealer.

Counting on a turnaround from Nick Swisher


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/19/2013) I'm going to run a few numbers by you and see if you can tell me what they are: .972, .567, .954, .732, .937 and .820.

Give up? Those were Nick Swisher's on-base plus slugging percentages by month last year, when he finished with his usual respectable numbers.

Here are a few more: .626, .671, 1.097, .902, .931 and .654.

Those were Swisher's on-base plus slugging percentages by month in 2011, which turned out to be mighty fine as well.

Clearly, the Indians first baseman/outfielder has a history of streakiness, so when you see him enter the second half with a .242 batting average and .750 OPS, your first thought shouldn't be "oh no," but "oh boy." Most likely (particularly now that he's put that shoulder issue behind him), his best is yet to come.

Notice he hit .306 with a .921 OPS in his final 14 games before the All-Star break.


Power boost could help lift Nick Swisher's numbers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2013) One player I'm looking forward to keeping tabs on in the second half is Indians outfielder Nick Swisher, who didn't have a banner first half in his first season with Cleveland. I'm really intrigued to see if he bounces back to perform like he did in the second half during his four-year tenure with the Yankees or if those numbers were inflated because he had plenty of lineup protection.

Swisher's slash lines in the second half from 2009-12 were:

  • 2009: .263/.540/.924
  • 2010: .275/.494/.830
  • 2011: .273/.486/.868
  • 2012: .283/.469/.862

Swisher has been plagued by a lack of power in the first half. His ISO is .156, which is well below his career .208 mark, per FanGraphs.com. His HR/FB ratio is 11.3 percent, which is below his career 14.7 percent average, and his fly-ball rate is 36.5 percent, which is well below his 43.3 percent average. If Swisher starts trending back toward the norms, then maybe he could produce another strong second half.


Nick Swisher won't start Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Swisher will be replaced by Mark Reynolds at first, while Carlos Santana serves as the DH. Swisher is hitting .248/.357/.410 in 278 at-bats. 


Nick Swisher plays hero for Indians


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit the game-winning home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Chicago Friday. Swisher went deep in an 8-8 ballgame in the top of the ninth inning for the go-ahead run. 

Swisher went 1 for 4 with his eighth homer. He added a walk and is batting .234. He went 2 for 4 in the first game of the doubleheader with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. He also walked twice as he reached base six times in the two games.

Swisher is batting just .153 after 72 June at-bats with one homer and eight RBI. 


Nick Swisher 'feeling healthy again'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) Bothered by a nagging shoulder injury, Nick Swisher's batting average has suffered. The Indians' first baseman came into Monday's game against the Orioles mired in a 6-for-60 slump in his previous 16 games, dropping his season average from .278 to .231.

Swisher, however, had an encouraging performance Monday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one RBI and one walk.

"Man, I’ve been trying to keep a smile on my face," Swisher said, per MLB.com. "This game is frustrating. I’ve said it before: I know what type of player I am. I know what I’m capable of doing. Just being able to get back out there and contribute, man, that felt good. It’s nice getting back out there and feeling healthy again."

Indians manager Terry Francona was also happy to see Swisher return to form Monday.

"He’ll be just fine," Francona said. "He had good at-bats all night. He wasn’t trying to do too much and he ended up taking good swings. Actually, probably the best swing of the night was the ball he hit to left field for the out. That was really good to see."


Nick Swisher could move up in order


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that he's contemplating the idea of moving his struggling first baseman, Nick Swisher, up into the lineup's No. 2 spot, MLB.com reports. 

Francona would move him up, instead of down, to help with confidence and so he'll see better pitches. Swisher just returned to the lineup following a six-game absence due to a shoulder injury. 

He's gone just 6 for 53 (.113) at the plate over 14 games in June with 16 strikeouts. Swisher has more career at-bats hitting second than at any other spot in the order. He's a career .252 hitter in the No. 2 spot over 1,184 at-bats. 


Nick Swisher hitless in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher returned after a six-game absence due to a sore left shoulder Sunday against the Twins. It wasn't a productive day at the plate for the slugger. 

Swisher went 0 for 5 with a strikeout and is batting .231. He's gone 2 for 16 over his last four games played with five strikeouts. 


Nick Swisher returns to lineup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher returned to the lineup Sunday after missing the previous six games due to a sore left shoulder. Swisher got the start at first and as the cleanup hitter in the lineup. 

Swisher entered Sunday batting .237 with seven homers and 24 RBI over 224 at-bats on the year for the Indians. 


Nick Swisher expected to return Sunday or Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher, who has been out of the starting lineup since June 15, is expected to return Sunday or Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

"I felt great again," Swisher said after working out before Saturday's game against the Twins. "I had a super great time out there. Now I'll sit down and talk to Tito (manager Terry Francona) and shoot for playing Sunday. If not Sunday, Monday. Either one, it's up to them to decide."

Said Francona: "I told him, 'Let's play this by ear.' If you're raring to go Sunday, good. If you think one more day puts more gas in the tank, let me know. I don't want him down for five or six days and not have it be productive. The good news is he's coming. It will probably be Sunday, if not, it will be the next day."

Swisher is hitting .237/.337/.402 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 224 at-bats.


Nick Swisher still missing


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher, who has a shoulder injury, did not return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.

He is day to day. Swisher hit batting practice Friday and is expected to return soon. That said, he's now missed six straight games.

Swisher has gone just 5 for 23 (.217) over his last six games played. 


Nick Swisher nearing return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher, who is dealing with a left shoulder injury, hit on the field Friday and could return to the starting lineup as early as Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Swisher has been sidelined since Sunday and missed his fifth consecutive game Friday. He is hitting .217 (5 for 23) over his last six games played.

Nick Swisher expected back Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2013) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher (shoulder) is scheduled to take batting practice Friday and return to the lineup Saturday against the Twins, according to The Plain Dealer. Swisher has been out since Sunday because of a sore left shoulder and missed a fourth straight game Wednesday against the Royals.

Nick Swisher out until Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday first baseman Nick Swisher received a cortisone injection for his shoulder injury. He's expected to miss at least 2-3 more days and is hoping to return to the lineup Friday against the Twins.