Indians’ Swisher working his way back from disabled list

Nick Swisher is currently on the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

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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 a really good session," Francona said via CBS Cleveland. "They got after it in right field. He’s going to go back out Friday and do it again but also this time try to maybe simulate, like, sitting down for an inning. Because that was one of the things that Millsy had discussed with him.

"But he moved around real well, very aggressive. I saw him sliding after balls and stuff, getting after it."

The Indians are hoping to send Swisher on a minor-league rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break, but no exact timetable has been given.

"We just want to try to get him to feel the best he can, whatever that is," Francona said. "I don’t know if anybody quite knows what that is., probably including himself."

(h/t CBS Cleveland)