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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%: 8/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.


Indians' Nick Swisher to resume rehab in Arizona


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) 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
(4/5/2015) 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. 


Indians first baseman Nick Swisher goes 2 for 3 in spring debut


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher went 2-for-3 Wednesday in his first action since undergoing surgery on both knees this offseason, reports MLB.com.

"All I really wanted to do was go out there and have some fun again, man," Swisher said. "I feel like it's been Groundhog's Day for me. It's like the same thing every day. So, to be able to come out here and actually be able to compete at this level was great. It raised my spirits a little bit, for sure."

Manager Terry Francona was happy to get Swisher back in the lineup.

"I think it was really good to get him in a game," Francona said. "I think it was really good for him -- whether he got hits or not. It was nice to see him get on base a couple times. I think it's helpful to him. I think it probably gave him another little push in the right direction. I think he had fun and it makes it feel a little bit closer to the finish line."

He remains without a timetable to return for the regular season.

"I wish I could give you a timetable. I wish I could give you a day," Swisher said. "I'm just going to come back when I feel healthy. Do I feel like I could go and DH for this team and contribute right now? Sure, but that's not all I want to do. I want to make sure I'm able to go to the outfield. I want to make sure I'm able to go to first base and make sure all my movements are fluid and smooth."


Indians' Nick Swisher will serve as DH vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will serve as a designated hitter Wednesday in Scottsdale against the Giants, according to FOX Sports Ohio.

Swisher, who is working back from double-knee surgery, is tentatively scheduled to start the season on the disabled list. He will accompany the team to Houston for the season opener before he returns to Arizona for extended spring training.


Indians' impressed by Nick Swisher's minor-league appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters Nick Swisher, who is working back from double-knee surgery, took "a good first step" in Friday's minor-league game, according to MLB.com.

"He had a base hit and ran through a stop sign at third, because he wanted to see how it felt," Francona said. "He got thrown out at the plate, but it's a good first step for him. Usually, the way it's been with Swish is, every time he's tried to do something, the next time he does it, he does it better."

Swisher, who is expected to land on the disabled list at the start of the season, will meet with a medical staff in the near future to map out a plan for the upcoming weeks.


Nick Swisher will play in minor-league game on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters that outfielder Nick Swisher didn't play in a minor-league game on Thursday because he felt general fatigue in his legs, according to MLB.com. The issue was unrelated to his knees. Swisher will instead play in a minor-league game on Friday.

Indians OF Nick Swisher tests injured knees in minor-league game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Indians outfielder Nick Swisher took part in sliding drills to test his injured knees before playing in a minor-league game on Thursday, according to the Plain Dealer.

"He slid on the mat," said Francona. "He needed to do that. You can't let a guy get in a game without being able to slide because you never know what can happen."