Cleveland Indians’ Nick Swisher to begin rehab assignment

Nick Swisher will play in his first rehab game with the Lake County Captains on Monday.

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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 Captains on Tuesday.

The team has not yet set a time table for Swisher’s full rehab stint, or his return to the major-league club.

Swisher has been sidelined with left knee inflammation since mid-June. The 34-year-old underwent double knee surgery this past offseason and has only played in 30 games this season.

Before his most recent DL stint, Swisher was hitting .198 with two home runs and eight RBI in 101at-bats for the Indians.

(h/t Twitter)