Nick Swisher 33 | First Base

Cleveland Indians

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Wed. Aug 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Swisher will undergo season-ending surgery on both knees Wednesday,'s Jordan Bastian reports. Impact: He will need 8-to-10 weeks to recover, and should be at full strength in time for spring training. This was perhaps Swisher's worst season in the big leagues, hitting just .208 with eight home runs and a career-worst .608 OPS. He'll likely go undrafted in standard leagues next year, and will probably be given just a part-time role going forward.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: The Indians will provide an update on Swisher's (knee) status Wednesday following an examination Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Impact: Swisher has struggled all season, hitting just .208 with eight homers, and has been on the DL twice with a knee injury.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: Swisher (knee) will travel to Los Angeles on Tuesday to seek another opinion on his right knee, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Impact: Swisher, who hit the DL over the weekend, underwent an MRI on Monday and will seek a second opinion from the Dodgers' team doctor. He's been hampered by knee issues for much of the season, and it's possible surgery is in his future. On the season, Swisher is hitting .208/.278/.331 with 42 RBI in 360 at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Swisher and the Indians will seek further opinions on his knee injury before deciding on the next course of action, reports. "With the ballclub's help and urging, he's going to get another opinion and we're trying to align that right now. When we have information that's solid -- and when and where and all that -- we will give it to you guys. I think they're in the process of trying to do that right now," manager Terry Francona said. Impact: Swisher's been dealing with a couple of knee ailments for most of the season so may decide to just go under the knife and get it behind him, though nothing is official yet.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Swisher will have an MRI on his knee Monday to determine the extent of his injury, but manager Terry Francona doesn't believe it's season-ending. "I don't think so," Francona said. "I think it's going to be something he's going to have to manage. And, when he feels good, he's going to have to continue to manage it. As you start to get, whether it's arthritic changes or with some wear and tear, he's going to have to take care of it. He's never had to deal with that before." Impact: Despite Francona's sentiment, there's very little incentive for the Indians to hurry Swisher back. It would take a massive rally on their behalf and a collapse by the Tigers and/or Royals for them to have a chance at the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Aug 10, 2014
News: Swisher is having surgery on both knees and is done for the season. Impact: 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.(STATS, 12:48pm)
Aug 10, 2014
News: Swisher (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Impact: Swisher left Saturday's game with a recurrence of a knee issue that plagued him earlier in the season and will require a second stint on the disabled list. He and David Murphy were both injured Saturday and will be replaced on the active roster by Tyler Holt and Zach Walters.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Swisher left Saturday's game with a recurring right knee issue,'s Jordan Bastian reports. Impact: Swisher was on the disabled list in June because of a right knee problem, which may have reappeared. The extent to which his knee is bothering him hasn't been revealed yet, but it was bad enough for him to leave Saturday's game. The team will likely shed some light on the situation in the coming days, but he seems an unlikely candidate to play Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 6, 2014
News: Swisher (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday in Cincinnati, manning left field and batting sixth in the order. Impact: The Indians are playing in a National League park without use of the DH, meaning Swisher's presence in the lineup is an encouraging sign after back-to-back absences due to right wrist soreness.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 4, 2014
News: Swisher is out of the lineup because of a strained right wrist. Swisher left Sunday's game against Texas after hurting himself. Cleveland hosts Cincinnati on Monday night. Impact: The injury is another setback in a rocky season for Swisher. He was on the disabled list in June with a sore knee and is batting .212 with eight homers and 42 RBIs.(STATS, 5:29pm)
Nick Swisher
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 200  Age: 33
Bats: S  Throws: L
Born: 11/25/1980, Columbus, Ohio
College: Ohio State
Debut: 2004
Salary: $15,000,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Surgery on both knees - out for season)