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Young Team Giving Good Reasons to Watch Amid Fading Postseason Hopes

The Indians entered this week with postseason hopes still a reality. Then the team suffered back-to-back defeats at home, that were disappointing on multiple levels. A 12-3 trouncing at the hands of baseball’s best team, the Angels, followed by 4-3 loss to one of the game’s worst in the Twins put the Tribe’s postseason hopes on life support. The Tigers or Royals will have...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Come Rolling Home

Cleveland Indians fans may be having a flashback as the calendar flips from August to September. That flashback should be taking you to exactly one year ago. After most people counted the 2013 Indians out of the postseason race in July, the Indians reeled off a magical August and September to keep things interesting. It culminated into one of the best finishes in franchise history...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
14 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was scheduled for surgery on both knees late Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Swisher, who is in the second year of a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians, has been on the 15-day disabled list with knee soreness since Aug. 10 and also served an earlier DL stint with similar discomfort from May 27 through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Now and Later: Sorting out the Indians’ options at the plate

Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Ryan Raburn, and Jason Giambi—four players who were all significant contributors on a 92-win playoff team last year that featured just twelve hitters1. This season, all four have spent time on the disabled list, and three of them have missed significant action2. So just how are the Cleveland Indians still standing and in the AL Wild Card race?...
Via Waiting For Next Year
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Nick Swisher to have knee surgery, done for season

The Cleveland Indians entered Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins with a record of 63-61, third in the National League Central. At just six and a half games back, the Indians still have a chance to make a run down the stretch for a playoff spot. They will have to do so without veteran outfielder Nick Swisher, who had knee surgery yesterday and is out for the rest of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Nick Swisher’s 2014 season is over – Mandatory Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images via ESPN.com Nick Swisher‘s 2014 season is finished. The Cleveland Indians announced via Twitter that Swisher reportedly underwent arthroscopic debridement in both of his knees, and it will take eight-to-ten weeks to fully recover. Nick Swisher is undergoing surgery today +Dr Neil ElAttrache performed...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher undergoing season-ending surgery

Nick Swisher is having season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday in Los Angeles. The Indians issued the update after Swisher had a second opinion. Swisher was evaluated by Dr. Neil ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed that Swisher is dealing with chronic medial knee discomfort in both knees as a result of medial meniscus wear and tear. ElAttrache...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Nick Swisher done for year, having surgery on both knees

  Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is having surgery on both knees and is done for the season. Swisher has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season. He's having arthroscopic procedures performed on both knees in Los Angeles. The club said he'll need 8 to 10 weeks to recover. The Indians said Dodgers'...
Via AP on Fox
26 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Kyle Seager Is Consistent, Yet Improving

I’ve been on a consistency kick lately. I’m not really sure how I ended up there, but I did. Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about Nick Swisher – clockwork consistency for many years – and Lucas Duda – perhaps our new Swisher. Almost to a fault we associate consistency with older players that have less perceived upside. They’re safe, or not sexy, depending on...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Notes: Bourn to be activated on Friday, Swisher getting second opinion

The Indians take on the Arizona Diamondbacks today in a traditional doubleheader starting at 4 pm. The team is currently on a two game win streak after beating the New York Yankees two out of three games this past weekend. The Tribe could get a boost on Friday when they are expected to activate Michael Bourn off the D.L. He was placed on the 15-day D.L. on July 6 after injuring...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Swisher to get second opinion on knee

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher will have a second opinion on his sore right knee Tuesday in Los Angeles. Swisher was examined by Indians team physician, Dr. Richard Parker, on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. He will visit Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, the team physician for the Dodgers. A determination on whether Swisher needs surgery could be made at that time...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians injury report: Murphy, Swisher & Bourn

CLEVELAND -- David Murphy is expected to miss 4-5 weeks after an MRI on Monday confirmed a strained right oblique. The Indians' right fielder was placed on the disabled list on Sunday after feeling the injury get worse on Saturday. Murphy told reporters over the weekend that he had been feeling pain for most of the week. Murphy is batting .262 this season. After a slump from...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 12, 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

Indians put Murphy, Swisher on DL day after early exits

  The Cleveland Indians have put outfielder David Murphy and designated hitter-first baseman Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list, a day after they both made early exits because of nagging injuries. The Indians made the moves before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. They recalled outfielder Tyler Holt and infielder-outfielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians put OF Murphy, DH-1B Swisher on 15-day DL

NEW YORK (AP) The Cleveland Indians have put outfielder David Murphy and designated hitter-first baseman Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list, a day after they both made early exits because of nagging injuries. The Indians made the moves before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. They recalled outfielder Tyler Holt and infielder-outfielder Zach Walters from Triple...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

August Can Be A Pain

Win/Loss record aside, the Indians have had some major problems with injuries over the first half of August. The outfield has been the site for most of these and Terry Francona has been scrambling all month to field three men who can run and provide at least a little offense. In all, Chris Dickerson, Nick Swisher, David Murphy and Michael Brantley have all dealt with problems of...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy, Swisher placed on DL

The Indians have a lot of shuffling to do in the outfield after placing David Murphy and Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. After both were placed on the DL, Tyler Holt and Tony Walters were called up from Columbus and are available for today's game against the Yankees. Murphy (right abdominal strain) told reporters after Saturday's 3-0 win over the Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Nick Swisher, David Murphy

The Cleveland Indians are working hard to gain ground in the American League Central division. If they want to make that push they need all their players healthy and this is an issue. The Indians lost David Murphy and Nick Swisher in Cleveland's 3-0 win over the New York Yankees due to injury, as reported by Jordan Bastian from MLB.com.#452279240 / gettyimages.comDavid MurphyMurphy...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians outfielders David Murphy, Nick Swisher headed for disabled list?

Outfielders David Murphy and Nick Swisher could be headed for the disabled list. Murphy left the Indians' 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Saturday with a possible right oblique injury. Swisher, meanwhile, left the game with a sore right knee. "We're going to have to figure some things out," said manager Terry Francona after the game. Murphy said he's been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 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

Changes in store for Tribe's starting rotation

CINCINNATI -- In what shouldn't be a shock considering the way things have gone this season, the Indians rotation will be undergoing more tweaks for this weekend's series against the Yankees. Josh Tomlin, who was scheduled to start on Sunday, has been moved to the bullpen after giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 9-2 loss to Cincinnati. Since his one-hitter...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2014  |  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
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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