12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announces retirement

“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 that this decision...
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher sitting out remainder of season to be with family

Earlier this year, Nick Swisher returned to the organization he spent four seasons and won a World Series with. Swisher signed a minor league deal with the Yankees that included an opt-out clause if he was still in Triple-A on June 15. Swisher played in 55 games for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, where he hit .255 with six doubles, seven home...
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July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher prefers Minor Leagues to playing with Braves

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...
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May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher signs minor league deal with Yankees

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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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher Makes Rehab Appearance with Lake County Captains

During his recent rehab stint with the Lake County Captains, Nick Swisher said that, more than anything, he enjoyed being part of a team again. “Even if it’s not my team, it’s still part of a team,” Swisher said Monday night after his first appearance with the Captains. “When you’re banged up and going through this rehab process, you don’t really feel like part of anything. You kind...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning River Infirmary 06/16: The saga of Nick Swisher’s Knee

Nick Swisher received an injection in his left knee Monday after being placed on the disabled list the previous day with left knee inflammation. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees and started the season on the DL and did not play until May 5th. Inflammation of the knee is also referred to as Patellar Tendonitis, or “Jumper’s Knee.” It’s  an overuse injury that  affects the tendon...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Nick Swisher edition

To say the very least, Nick Swisher hasn’t lived up to the hype that surrounded his signing by the Cleveland Indians two offseasons ago. On December 23, 2012, the Indians signed Swisher to a four-year contract worth $56 million that included a vesting option for a fifth year, and he was supposed to be a cornerstone piece for future Tribe success. Now in his third year with Cleveland...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

What Nick Swisher’s return means for the Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Nick Swisher spent the first month of the 2015 season rehabbing from double knee surgery, something he had done this past offseason, but he has finally returned to the big league club. The 34-year-old didn’t see any game action at any level until the end of April. Swisher played in his first rehab game with the Columbus Clippers on April 24, and in six...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Why May will be a better month for the Cleveland Indians

With extremely high expectations for the 2015 Cleveland Indians, the month of April has squashed the hope of a ‘late October run’ for many Cleveland natives. The Indians have started the year off with one of their worst starts in franchise history. What happened to the team that Sports Illustrated picked to win it all? Nick Swisher will try to prove that he can still be productive...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What should the Cleveland Indians expect from Nick Swisher in 2015?

Nick Swisher will try to prove that he can still be productive for the Indians in 2015 When the Nick Swisher era began in Cleveland, the Ohio native was looked at as someone who could provide the Indians with a cornerstone piece for future success. Now on the comeback trail, he must prove to the Indians fans and front office that his hefty contract won’t go to waste. Christmas had...
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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