Trading Shin-Soo Choo netted the Indians a pitcher with a ton of potential in Trevor Bauer, but it also left them with a hole in their lineup. They’re apparently now focused on filling that hole.
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Indians are continuing an aggressive pursuit of Nick Swisher, who would essentially replace Choo in right field.
Signing Swisher won’t be easy for the Tribe, though, as there appears to be a big market for the switch-hitting outfielder. The Red Sox, Phillies, Mariners, Rangers and Orioles are all interested in Swisher as well, according to Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News.
According to Indians source they are continuing aggressive pursuit of Nick Swisher who would replace Choo in RF.
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 13, 2012
@yagottagotomo Indians, Phillies, Red Sox, Mariners, Rangers and Orioles all interested in Swisher. Big market for switch-hitting power OF.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 13, 2012
Swisher is coming off a sea...