When the Indians signed Nick Swisher after a disastrous 2012 season, optimism was running high. His bubbly personality couldn’t help but rub off on his teammates. The Dolans were willing to open the checkbook (the four-year deal was $56 million, with a club option for a fifth year, bringing the deal to a staggering $70 million, more than the Indians had ever paid for a free agent...
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck. Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day, which came three days after announcing his retirement as a player. ''I never have to worry about an 0 for 4 again,'' Swisher said with a smile. ''It's great to be back.'' A-Rod is set to make...
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On Friday, twelve-year veteran Nick Swisher announced his retirement from baseball. Swisher, 36, never made it back to the majors after 2015, but last season he returned to the New York Yankees’ organization to play with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He slashed .255/.297/.377 and hit seven home runs in 55 games with the RailRiders, but he left the team in July to spend more...
It’s been two years since Nick Swisher has appeared in a big league ball game. On Friday the former Oakland Athletics‘ first baseman and outfielder did what many players have been doing over the past couple of years. He told his story via The Player’s Tribune, a website where athletes can tell their own stories […] Former A’s fan favorite Nick Swisher announces retirement...
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Nick Swisher dropped the mic on the game of baseball Friday, announcing his retirement in a personal essay penned to the Players’ Tribune. The former Yankees spark plug, whose first season in New York ended in a World Series championship in 2009, was a fan favorite wherever he went for his relentless effort and signature smile. Just...
Via New York Post
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“The dream is over, baby.”In a recent letter to The Players’ Tribune, 12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announced his retirement.After telling a story of a pick-up slow-pitch softball game, Swisher said it’s time to hang up his cleats.WHEW! That felt goooood. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. It’s official. I’m out.Swisher explained in the letter...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher are joining the group of guest instructors at New York Yankees' spring training this year. Both are on the list released by the team Tuesday when New York pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. A-Rod and Swisher were both instructors with the Yankees' instructional league team last fall. This is the first time they...
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9 days ago | Discuss
Nick Swisher gets hit in the face with pie after a walk-off in this throwback.
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 Sports. “Being released by the Braves in the long run is gonna be the best thing that ever happened...
A little over three years after a departure that didn’t take place on the best of terms, Nick Swisher is headed back to the New York Yankees. The team announced Saturday that Swisher was joining the team on a minor league deal. Yankees announce they've signed former Indians 1B Nick Swisher to a minor league contract. Atlanta released Swish at the end of ST. — paul hoynes...
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