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Indians’ Nick Swisher Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery On Both Knees

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher’s disappointing second season with the Indians is over. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees Wednesday, procedures the first baseman/outfielder hopes will alleviate pain and prolong his career. The 33-year-old has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season. Swisher entered 2014 looking to improve...
6 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...
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7 days ago  |  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?
16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher takes 'ice-bucket challenge,' then requests eclectic group do it next

As the "ice-bucket challenge" spreads with New England athletes, the Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher is getting involved too. Swisher, challenged by his wife Joanna, doused himself with the freezing cold water as part of the movement that is targeted toward raising awareness for ALS. Its origins lie with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell, who accepted an initial...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Nick Swisher exits with wrist strain

The Cleveland Indians moved to a game over .500 with a 4-3, 12th-inning win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Michael Brantley's walk-off home run improved the Indians to 56-55, third in the American League Central. Designated hitter Nick Swisher was removed from the game in the ninth inning with what appears to be a strain in his right wrist.  #453090716 / gettyimages.comAs...
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23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
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