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Swisher, Schumaker nominated for MLB service award

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 contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Swisher...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Indians Should Never Trade Nick Swisher

Photo by Chuck Crow, Plain Dealer However exciting the signing of Nick Swisher may have been back in December of 2012, the deal is now almost universally considered to be a bust. In his first two seasons, Swisher has batted .231/.316/.386 in 242 games and in his most recent year, he broke his streak of nine straight seasons with at least 21 home runs and 63 RBI. In 2014, he was undoubtedly...
Via Burning River Baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s (brutal) season comes to an end

Is age catching up to Nick Swisher? The Tribe first baseman was evaluated on Tuesday and was found to have medial meniscus wear in both of his knees. Less than 24 hours later, Swisher will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery to repair the chronic pain. He will subsequently miss eight-to-ten weeks for recovery, effectively ending his 2014 season with the team. Swisher was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Shutting Down Swisher May Be Best for Everyone

There have been letdowns and disappointing seasons on the Cleveland Indians this year, and then there has been Nick Swisher. Signed in December 2012 to become the new face of the franchise, things have not gone exactly as planned for Swisher. Since inking his four-year, $56 million deal that includes an option for 2017, Swisher has hit just .231 as an Indian, with nearly 25% of his...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensively-challenged Nick Swisher could be regular outfielder next year for Cleveland Indians

GM Chris Antonetti hinted Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium that Nick Swisher could be an everyday outfielder next season. How's that for an eye opener? When asked if Swisher, hounded by injuries and poor defensive play at first base, could be headed toward a full-time DH role, Antonetti said, "I don't think we look at it like that at all. We asked Swish to go out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Swisher sidelined for with sprained wrist for series opener with Reds

CLEVELAND -- Nick Swisher is out of the lineup as the Indians face the Reds in the first of four games, but indications are his sprained right wrist won't keep him out for an extended period. Swisher said before Monday's game that he felt a little bit of a pull when he tried to chase after an 0-1 slider from Texas' Yu Darvish during the sixth inning of Sunday's game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Swisher exits game early due to injury

CLEVELAND -- Nick Swisher left Sunday's game during the ninth inning after straining his right wrist on a previous at-bat. According to manager Terry Francona, Swisher suffered the strain when he swung at a Yu Darvish breaking ball on the second pitch of the at-bat. Swisher struck out in all three of his plate appearances on Sunday. "He showed pretty good strength (in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan smashed in face by ball after failing to catch Nick Swisher homer (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball, along with most sports, is often referred to as a “Game of Inches.” The same apparently can be said about the fans taking in America’s Pastime … especially when it involves narrowly missing out on catching a home run ball … and how those inches may result in […] The post Fan smashed in face by ball after failing to catch...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Tom Hamilton’s call of Nick Swisher’s Walk-off Grand Slam

He may be channeling Mendoza from a success rate, but Indians first baseman Nick Swisher sure has a knack for heroics. The latest comes via the walk-off, extra-inning grand slam that takes down the Los Angeles Angels in extra innings, 5-3. Check out legendary Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton’s call of the game-winning blast. There are few things better than when Hammy lets...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians announce final fireworks date sponsored by Nick Swisher

Cleveland Indian Nick Swisher wants to say thank you to the fans that come support the team. So he has partnered with the club to provide an additional fireworks night set to music of Swisher’s choosing. “It’s been an exciting season and I hope fans have had as much fun at the ballpark as I have,” Swisher said. “I definitely appreciate fans’ support, and to thank them...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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