NICK SWISHER NEWS

BrOhio Takes on the Minor Leagues

Indians’ 1B/OF/DH Nick Swisher began his rehab assignment in Low-A Lake County on Monday and performed well going 2-3 with two singles and crossed the plate once helping the Captains defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-3. Swisher seemed to be very excited to be back into his rehab when meeting with reporters prior to his rehab appearance with AA Akron on Thursday night. The Ohio...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher, Josh Tomlin begin rehab assignments

Nick Swisher is already making the most of his minor-league rehab assignment. The Indians designated hitter, who is working his way back from a left knee injury, played in his first rehab game for the Single-A Lake County Captains Monday night. The 34-year-old, who led off and served as DH, went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored for the Captains in what ended in a 4-3 victory...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher to begin rehab assignment

Nick Swisher is rehabbing his way back to Cleveland... again. The Indians designated hitter, who is working his way back from a left knee injury, will begin a rehab assignment Monday night with the Class-A Lake County Captains. Manager Terry Francona told reporters that Swisher will be in the lineup as DH for his first game and will play the outfield and get three at-bats for the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher working his way back to the big leagues

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher, coming off a stint on the disabled list, will make a rehab appearence with the Indians Single-A affiliate Lake County Captains starting Monday night. Swisher has been dealing with inflammation in his left knee, and went to the DL for the second time this season on June 14. Prior to injury, Swisher was hitting .198 with a .261 OBP and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Noteworthy Storylines Heading Into the Indians Second Half

Well Tribe fans, it’s officially the second half of the season. Gone are the days of, “it’s still early,” and looming closer is the end of the season and the much-sought-after playoff spot. The Indians are in a position to go a myriad of ways in the second half, depending on the maintained dominance of their starting pitching, a possible emergence of their offense, hopefully...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: The Second Half Begins in Cincinnati

The good news coming out of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is that the Cleveland Indians, should they win the American League pennant this year, will have home field advantage in the World Series. The challenging part of this equation, however, is that the Indians need a significant halftime adjustment with their offense. If you’re a numbers person you know the actual second...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians president Mark Shapiro addresses the state of the team

With the second half of the season starting on Friday, Indians president Mark Shaprio sat down with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal to discuss the state of the team. The Indians, who sit at 42-46 at the midway point, have been disappointing through the first half of the season. Shapiro discussed the team's struggles this season, including the lack of success from highly...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

My Reaction to Mark Shapiro’s Q and A

The Indians closed the first half on Sunday afternoon, suffering a 2-0 loss, and falling to a 42-46 record. The Tribe finds themselves 11 games in back of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central Division and 5.5 games in back of the Wild Card, with five teams to pass to reach the last playoff spot. If the Indians want to win 88 games, giving themselves a chance to make...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis Appreciation Day!

In honor of the Indians All-Star, second baseman Jason Kipnis, BurningRiverBaseball is taking the day before the All-Star game to recognize his efforts from this and previous seasons. Much like Nick Swisher Day from 2014 (only nothing like that), we will go back and look at some of the things said about Kipnis since he was in AAA in 2011. Throughout the day, there will be three “Best...
Via Burning River Baseball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details that the Braves opted not to go through with the deal because of Swisher's expensive contract...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Nick Swisher/Chris Johnson edition

To say the very least, Nick Swisher hasn’t lived up to expectations in his time with the Cleveland Indians. He has battled a number of injuries in his two and a half years with the Tribe, but he has still vastly underperformed when he has been able to get onto the field. And until today, it was widely agreed upon that there was no possible way in which the Indians were going to...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, Indians talked Chris Johnson-Nick Swisher deal

The Atlanta Braves nearly managed to rid themselves of third baseman Chris Johnson and his contract….and all they would have needed to do was take on Nick Swisher’s equally as burdensome contract from the Indians. Fox’s Ken Rosenthal had the initial report on Sunday night. Sources: #Braves, #Indians discussed trade of Chris Johnson for Nick Swisher in early June, before Swisher...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, Indians talked Chris Johnson-Nick Swisher deal

The Atlanta Braves nearly managed to rid themselves of third baseman Chris Johnson and his contract….and all they would have needed to do was take on Nick Swisher’s equally as burdensome contract from the Indians. Fox’s Ken Rosenthal had the initial report on Sunday night. Sources: #Braves, #Indians discussed trade of Chris Johnson for Nick Swisher in early June, before Swisher...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now #21: Jose Ramirez: The Future Backup QB of the Indians

Did The Tribe Win Last Night is honored to join the More Than a Fan Network in their Tribe Time Now podcasts this season. DTTWLN.com will be represented along with Everybody Hates Cleveland, Indians Baseball Insider, Burning River Baseball and It’s Pronounced Lajaway in the collaborative project. Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) & Kevin Gall (@KGall216) of Burning River Baseball join...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now: Jose Ramirez: Future Back-Up QB of the Cleveland Indians

Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) & Kevin Gall (@KGall216) of Burning River Baseball join Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland. The trio discusses recent series (and pitfalls) in Pittsburgh and Houston, what to do with Nick Swisher, what the Indians should do at the deadline, options the Indians have to bring up from AAA, and general kibitizing about the city of...
Via Burning River Baseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Swisher working his way back from disabled list

Indians manager Terry Francona gave an update on the injured Nick Swisher Wednesday afternoon, saying the designated hitter is progressing in his rehab. Swisher, 34, has missed all but 30 games this season as he continues to recover from offseason double knee surgery. His current DL stint is attributed to left knee inflammation. "He went out today with Millsy (Brad Mills) and had...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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?
28 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
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: trade options, part two

Back on June 1, I wrote an article on Outside Pitch based on two different trade scenarios to improve the New York Yankees roster. In the two weeks that passed, the situation remains the same; the American League East is wide open, and each of the five teams have a chance to emerge as the division winner come seasons end. While the Bronx Bombers continue to stay in the conversation...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 17, 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...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 16, 2015  |  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
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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2015  |  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
June 14, 2015  |  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
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