Found November 10, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Multiple teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals, are believed to have “some level of interest” in free agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. While he isn't going to be able to duplicate Jayson Werth’s $126 million contract, Nick Swisher is drawing interest from several teams interested in offense. Entering the offseason it was reported that Swisher was seeking a deal over $100 million in total value this winter. While Heyman doesn’t expect him to reach this point, he does believe the outfielder could receive a four-year offer given his amount of early interest. He adds that several teams have shown interest in a three-year contract with a speculated average annual salary of $11 to $13 million. The New York Yankees are one team that doesn’t have interest in Swisher, but they will collect a draft pick when he signs elsewhere. Swisher declined the Yankees’ qualifying offer of one-year, $13.3 million. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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