Nick Swisher RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nick Swisher prefers Minor Leagues to playing with Braves

    Sportsnaut "Nick Swisher was released by the Atlanta Braves days before the beginning of the season. Now that the season is more than a month old and the Braves look like a potentially historically bad team, Swisher is pleased that Atlanta showed him the door, saying as much to Tim Casey of Vice..." May 12

  • Nick Swisher Eyes Return to the Yankees

    Baseball Essential "The New York Yankees are hoping that a little nostalgia can resurrect the career of a former fan favorite player. At the age of 35, Nick Swisher is close to signing a minor league deal that would bring the switch-hitter back to the Bronx. What Yankee fan could possibly forget Nick Swisher’s..." April 14

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Nick Swisher is working out at the Yankees minor league complex. Team anticipates signing minor league deal as DH/1B/OF depth.

  • Nick Swisher close to rejoining Yankees with minor-league deal

    ESPN "Nick Swisher, an integral part of the New York Yankees' 2009 championship team, will try to resurrect his career with his former franchise on a minor-league deal. Swisher, 35, will have the opportunity to hone his skills in the Yankees' system as the team looks at him as a potential backup..." April 09

  • Braves Release Nick Swisher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have unconditionally released first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher, the club announced. " March 28

  • Report: Braves trying to trade Bourn, Swisher

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves have been one of the busiest teams during the offseason, trading Andrelton Simmons, Cameron Maybin, Christian Bethancourt, and Shelby Miller for a slew of prospects as they continue in a full-on rebuild of the franchise, and the team is reportedly still interested in making..." January 04

  • Report: Braves trying to trade Swisher

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves have been open for business all offseason and their fire sale may continue, as the team is interested in trading another player from last season's roster.'s Mark Bowman reports the Braves are trying to trade 35-year-old outfielder Nick Swisher. Braves general..." December 12

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves are trying to trade Nick Swisher. They'd likely need to eat a significant portion of his $15M salary.

  • Braves looking for nibbles on Cameron Maybin, Nick Swisher

    New York Post "The Braves have been making teams know center fielder Cameron Maybin is available and have received some interest. After a few years of struggles in San Diego, Maybin had a nice rebound year in Atlanta with 10 homers and 23 steals. The free-agent market is deep in high-end corner..." November 11

  • Swisher could have role with Braves in 2016

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Before being traded to the Braves on Aug. 7, Nick Swisher had played on just one team with a losing record in 11 seasons. He played on six teams that won at least 92 games, including a World Series championship team (Yankees), five teams that won division tiles and none that finished lower than..." September 15

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Source: Braves close to acquiring Nick Swisher from Indians.

  • Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn to Braves for Chris Johnson

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Chris Johnson. The Indians are sending money to the Braves as part of the trade. As we know with August trades, players have to get through waivers..." August 07

  • Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

    Fox Sports "Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details..." July 13

  • Indians will activate Nick Swisher from DL on Tuesday

    Let's Go Tribe "The Indians will activate Nick Swisher from the disabled list for Tuesday night's game in Kansas City. Tyler Holt will be optioned back to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Swisher on the active roster. Swisher has been recovering from operations on both of his knees, and hasn't played for the..." May 05

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Swisher will report to Class AAA Columbus on Thursday and play Friday.

  • Nick Swisher could start rehab assigment next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher could begin a rehab assignment with one of the Indians' minor league teams next week. Swisher, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on both knees, has been playing games in extended spring training since last week. "He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early..." April 14

  • Nick Swisher's first trip around bases for Indians felt "good, not great"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's still unclear if Nick Swisher's knees are going to be sound enough to make the Indians' opening day roster on April 6, but he ran the bases Tuesday for the first time since the start of spring training. "It's a big step," said manager Terry Francona. Said Swisher, "It felt good, not..." March 18

  • Will the 2015 Indians have a true DH? There wasn't really one in 2014

    Let's Go Tribe "Heading into 2014, it was expected that the DH position would be a mix of a number of players, but there were two players that were expected to get the bulk of those at bats, Jason Giambi and Carlos Santana. Santana because he was being edged out of the catching spot and might not play full time..." February 24

  • Swisher, Moss could return to games by mid-March

    Fox Sports "Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher could be ready to play in spring training games by mid-March as Indians trainer James Quinlan gave an update Thursday on players who have reported. Moss, who had surgery on his right hip to repair a torn labrum in late October, is completing overhand-toss hitting..." February 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Indians exploring wide range of options, including a trade of Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.

  • Swisher, Schumaker nominated for MLB service award

    Fox Sports Ohio "Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and Reds outfielder Skip Schumacher are among the nominees for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. Each club nominates a player to be considered for the annual award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive..." September 16

  • Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was scheduled for surgery on both knees late Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Swisher, who is in the second year of a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians, has been on the 15-day disabled list with knee soreness..." August 21

  • Nick Swisher to seek second opinion; David Murphy out 4-5 weeks

    Akron Beacon Journal "Monday’s MRIs brought ominous news for Nick Swisher and a disappointing timeline for David Murphy. The Indians said designated hitter/outfielder Swisher will seek a second opinion after having his right knee examined by Rick Parker at the Cleveland Clinic and right fielder Murphy will miss four..." August 13

  • Indians lose Carlos Santana to concussion, Nick Swisher to knee injury

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Santana was scratched from the Indians’ lineup yesterday amid concerns that he might be dealing with post-concussion symptoms and sure enough he’s been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Cleveland also placed Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended..." May 27

  • Nick Swisher got in Kenny Lofton’s face at the Indians’ Fan Fest

    Hardball Talk "If this was reported at the time I missed it, but Anthony Castrovince of has an interesting story about a dustup between former Indians great Kenny Lofton and current Indians leader Nick Swisher back in January. The upshot: following Lofton’s comments that the 2013 Indians weren’t truly..." March 18

  • Swisher homers, Masterson deals as Indians sweep Angels, 3-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher and Justin Masterson double-teamed the Angels on Wednesday. Swisher didn't want to see the Indians lose the momentum they created in Tuesday night's 14-inning victory. It would have been easy to do because Wednesday was the last game on a nine-game 10-day trip. Masterson went..." August 22

  • Swisher couldn't avoid pressure of big contract, but he's still bullish on Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With big contracts comes big pressure but Nick Swisher he of 1000-watt smile off-the-charts optimism and can-do attitude would certainly avoid such a trap. From the moment he was introduced to Cleveland in January after officially signing the biggest free-agent deal in Indians' history Swisher..." July 26

  • Nick Swisher's left shoulder could put him on disabled list for Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "First baseman Nick Swisher's left shoulder is hurting and could put him on the disabled list. Swisher aggravated the shoulder in the fifth inning Saturday night during an at bat in the Indians' 7-6 loss to the Nationals. "I'm grinding guys," said Swisher. "I want to be in there every day..." June 16

  • Nick Swisher returns

    North Jersey "Nick Swisher had the bleacher fans back on his side, at least for a day. After four years as a Yankee, Swisher waved his hand to acknowledge a nice ovation before his first Stadium at-bat as a Cleveland Indian. And when he took his position at first base, Swisher gave a crisp salute in response..." June 04

  • Swisher saluted by Bleacher Creatures in Yankee Stadium return

    New York Post "Nick Swisher delivered his signature salute to Yankee Stadium’s right-field bleacher fans after soaking up a personal roll call in the first inning. So much was the same, but so much had changed in the seven-plus months since Swisher last had seen them. He stood at first base. He wore..." June 04

  • Nick Swisher expected back from paternity list Friday

    Akron Beacon Journal "The subject turned to the depth of Terry Francona’s emotions when reporters asked the manager about returning to Boston tonight. “Sometimes as I get older,” he said, “sometimes when I don’t want to, like when Swish [Nick Swisher] called me the other night about the baby, I caught myself lying..." May 23

  • Aviles, Swisher, Kipnis homer in Cleveland Indians' 10-4 victory over Phillies

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After three days of doing mostly nothing, the Indians' offense returned Wednesday afternoon in a 10-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Right-hander Corey Kluber did a nice job as well, pitching six innings to earn the victory and break a personal two-start losing streak. Kluber..." May 16

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Nick Swisher back in lineup at DH. Missed time with sore left shoulder. #Indians.

  • Nick Swisher gets a chance to rest sore left shoulder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher was not in the lineup tonight and likely will be sidelined until Friday because of a sore left shoulder, Indians manager Terry Francona said. Swisher is hitting .265 with two homers and nine RBI in 23 games. He is 4-for-28 in his last seven. "His left shoulder's been nagging him..." May 01

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians 1B/RF Nick Swisher out of the lineup with a sore left shoulder. Francona said Swish might be held out Wednesday, too.

  • Swisher: Yanks never called

    New York Post "Though Nick Swisher knew his time was almost certainly over with the Yankees when last season ended, he still thought the team would contact him when he became a free agent. That didn’t happen. “It hurt,” Swisher said before facing the Yankees for the first time with the Indians yesterday,..." April 09

  • Nick Swisher is character that camaraderie-starved Indians need

    Akron Beacon Journal "During a commercial for a ticket broker that runs frequently on ESPN Cleveland (850-AM), seat-seekers are told to identify themselves as station listeners with the password Swisher. It was a clever choice, since Nick Swisher will be the key for the 2013 Indians. I’m not talking about home..." March 31

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