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Indians Roster Rebuild Leaves Them in Unenviable Position

The 2015 Cleveland Indians don’t have to believe in Sports Illustrated jinxes, but one look at the standings and they’ll quickly have to believe that their playoff chances are about done. At 33-41, the Indians are eight games under .500 and 12 games back of first place. The 12-game deficit behind the Kansas City Royals is the most they’ve trailed by all season and only on May...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have new clubhouse tradition (VIDEO)

NO GIRLS ALLOWED: Not anymore.The Cleveland Indians are breaking barriers when it comes to clubhouse traditions. For decades, players have been able to take their sons with them inside the team clubhouse, but daughters were never allowed. Until now. Nick Swisher and David Murphy pushed for the idea of allowing daughters in the team clubhouse. The two players, who both spent time...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s career may be coming to an end

When the Cleveland Indians placed Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list and called up shortstop Francisco Lindor on Sunday it was just another indication that the outfielder/first baseman’s career might be coming to an end. It wasn’t that long ago that Swisher was a hot commodity in the free agent market. Coming off a 2012 season with the New York Yankees where he hit for...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
21 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

6/14 Recap: Tigers Pound Lifeless Tribe

Roster Update: Francisco Lindor is finally here, but he was not placed into the starting lineup for today’s game. Nick Swisher was placed on the 15-day DL, a move that could potentially be the final nail in the Nick Swisher coffin. He’s been battling knee issues for the last few days and it’s progressed to the point where he needs time on the DL. For those (me) that thought...
Via Burning River Baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians bring up Francisco Lindor as Nick Swisher heads to DL

  The Cleveland Indians added top prospect Francisco Lindor to the roster and placed DH Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The infielder's contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus, where he hit .281 with 22 RBI in 58 games. Lindor was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 first-year draft. He was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Francisco Lindor recalled to Indians

DETROIT (AP) The Cleveland Indians added top prospect Francisco Lindor to the roster and placed DH Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The infielder's contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus, where he hit .281 with 22 RBIs in 58 games. Lindor was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 first-year draft. He was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Deal with the Indians Overcrowded Outfield

It is no secret to common Cleveland Indians fans that the current version of the team has an abundance of outfielders. It is also no secret to serious Cleveland Indians fans that the abundance of outfielders is not just at the Major League level. The abundance of players at the MLB level includes Michael Bourn, Michael Brantley, Brandon Moss, Nick Swisher, David Murphy, and Ryan...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

6/6 Recap: Salazar’s Stunning Seven Saved By Swisher & Santana Success

Roster Adjustment: Jerry Sands has cleared waivers to nobody’s surprise and will return to Columbus in the next few days to continue clogging up their outfield. He was designated for assignment after Carlos Santana returned from paternity leave. Player of the Game Danny Salazar gave up his daily home run (a Manny Machado solo shot to right), but otherwise had no issues in dominating...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Downs Seattle Behind Sands and Marcum; Indians 4, Mariners 3

The Indians beat Seattle, 4-3, on Saturday night at Safeco Field, to register their ninth win in their last 12 games. Cleveland got a sac fly from Nick Swisher in the first, a two-run homer from Jerry Sands in the second and an RBI single from David Murphy in the sixth. The Mariners, meanwhile, got a two-run homer from Robinson Cano and an RBI single from Dustin Ackley in the seventh...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Powers Past Texas in Afternoon Finale; Indians 12, Rangers 3

The Indians scored early and often, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning before plating eight runs in the third inning, en route to a 12-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Indians used home runs from Carlos Santana, Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher. Cleveland banged out 17 hits, with every starter getting at least one knock. Carlos Carrasco pitched eight solid innings, striking...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Have the Yankees hit rock bottom? Or could it get even worse?

So I was out and about Saturday morning and early afternoon, doing a three-mile fun run at Clove Lakes Park, going to the farmers' market, buying groceries at Trader Joe's, doing other errands, and chatting with different people I know in the small town that is Staten Island.Lots of people I saw today complimented me after seeing the Staten Island Advance article about me in print...
Via Subway Squawkers
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pair of Early Homers Pace Tribe to Series Win; Indians 5, White Sox 2

For the first time since the opening series of the season, the Indians won a series–taking three of four from the Chicago White Sox. Thursday evening the Tribe used a pair of first inning homers from Mike Aviles and Nick Swisher to mount a four-run inning. It was enough to take the Tribe to a 5-2 win in the Windy City. Danny Salazar fired six strong innings, allowing just five...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

How Nick Swisher Could Ruin Zach Walters’ Career

Zach Walters is an interesting individual. The only return from the loss of Asdrubal Cabrera has no real defensive position, terrible plate discipline and a swing full of holes yet is the Indians top power opportunity since Travis Hafner was blasting home runs into Pronkville. The problem is that, while Hafner was a career .273 hitter, Walters is about 100 points below that. There...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

5/15 Recap: Kipnis, Brantley, and Swisher Lead Tribe in Rout of Rangers

Player of the Game Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley lead the Indians to victory in this one with their great performances at the plate. Swisher had 3 hits and 3 RBI on the night. Kipnis had 4 hits and reached base at least 3 times for the 6th straight game. He is proving everyday that he is the answer to the Indians’ woes from the leadoff spot. Brantley also collected...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

5/9 Recap: Tribe Rally Falls Short

Roster Update: Mike Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list and Zach Walters was called up in his stead. Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment to make room for Bruce Chen, who made his first appearance and first start in an Indians uniform. Player of the Game Nick Swisher had himself a game. Swish racked up 4 hits today including a rally starting double...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 09, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Duffy’s wild while Indians come up aces

The big news on Wednesday night was that Nick Swisher would be putting his headband back on to protect his possibly receding hairline after not wearing a headband in the first game against the Kansas City Royals. Or, it was the big news that the Cleveland Indians cancelled a Yan Gomes knee brace giveaway. Wait, no those are altered headlines from real narratives about the Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 07, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Bro at the Bat, but the Indians get beat

Finally, Cleveland Idians manager Terry Francona unveiled what many fans of the have been waiting for all season. No, Francisco Lindor is still in Columbus where he should be (for now). Yes, Nick Swisher making his 2015 debut, serving as a gauge of how healthy or productive he can be for the team. In fact, Nick’s promotion off of the DL meant that Tyler Holt returned to Columbus...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians activate Nick Swisher

The Indians announced today that Nick Swisher has been activated from the disabled list after two knee surgeries. He is in the lineup tonight for the Indians against the Royals. Tyler Holt was optioned to Triple-A. Swish is off the DL, at DH tonight and looking to hit some lasers! http://t.co/WzPBn8kzBX https://t.co/qxElUH1RFp — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 5, 2015 Swisher...
Via Baseball Essential
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians active outfielder Nick Swisher from disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Indians activated Nick Swisher from the disabled list and optioned fellow outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday night's game in Kansas City. Swisher was the designated hitter and batting sixth in the opener of a three-game series. Swisher spent the first month off the season on the DL while recovering from surgery on both knees that...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians activate outfielder Nick Swisher from disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Indians activated Nick Swisher from the disabled list and optioned fellow outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday night's game in Kansas City. Swisher was the designated hitter and batting sixth in the opener of a three-game series. Swisher spent the first month off the season on the DL while recovering from surgery on both knees that...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome Home, Bro! The Triumphant Return of Nick Swisher

After spending Spring Break in Goodyear, Arizona and gallivanting around his old haunts in Columbus for the past few weeks, Nick Swisher is finally ready to return to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians announced early yesterday that the $48M man will finally be coming off the disabled list after originally landing there on August 10th, 2014. Swisher missed 63 total games due to knee...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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