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Indians | Nick Swisher cleared for action

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:35 -0700

Cleveland Indians DH Nick Swisher (knee) will suit up for a minor league game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, April 1.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher can appear in this game and still not have any issues with going on the disabled list. His recovery period will likely extend beyond the first 10 days of the regular season, so the team can still put him on the DL and back-date the day if needed. Swisher may be worth a late-round flier in AL leagues only.

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Indians | Nick Swisher continues rehabbing

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:08:12 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knees) added sliding on a mat to his rehab program, after he did a round of baserunning drills Wednesday, March 25. He was scheduled to receive minor league at-bats Thursday, March 26.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) won't be ready for opening day, so he isn't a FantasyScore option to start the season. In seasonal formats, Swisher is a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues. There is potential he'll rebound after regressing in consecutive seasons, but at his age don't expect a full bounce back to his career averages. Playing time could be an issue, too, especially if he struggles early.

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Indians | Nick Swisher won't be ready for opener

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:21:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) will not be ready for the regular season opener April 6 against the Houston Astros, according to manager Terry Francona and general manager Chris Antonetti. Swisher is recovering from double knee surgery last August, and he ran the bases for the first time without braces Sunday, March 22. He is expected to play right field and first base, along with designated hitter duties, in 2015. Swisher will need more at-bats before being ready for the regular season, and it's not clear how long of a rehab he'll need before rejoining the team.

Fantasy Tip: You can forget about using Swisher ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) at FantasyScore for the first week of the regular season. At 34 years old and coming off a season in which he played in only 97 games and hit eight home runs due to injury, Swisher has really fallen off the face of the fantasy baseball earth. He's a late-round flier, at best, in deep mixed leagues.

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Indians | Nick Swisher to DH Wednesday

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:58:55 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) will increase the intensity of his baserunning drills Tuesday, March 24, and he's scheduled to serve as the designated hitter in a minor league game Wednesday, March 25. However, manager Terry Francona said it's "probably a little bit of a reach" to expect that Swisher will be ready on opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher will cost you just $3,200 (6.4% of cap) at FantasyScore for the opening week, but because he's a big question mark to be ready for the start of the regular season, you should look to avoid him everywhere.

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Indians | Nick Swisher to run again

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:17:28 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) will run the bases Sunday, March 22, without the knee braces he has worn since September. He hopes to be ready for the season opener, but he realizes that his recovery may lead into the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Swish ($3,200; 6.4% of your cap) is modestly priced for usage on FantasyScore if he returns in time for the season.

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Indians | Nick Swisher continues to progress

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:55:14 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knee) was scheduled to run the bases Tuesday, March 17. Manager Terry Francona said it was a "big step" in his recovery from surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Swish remains on target for the regular season, although he has not yet played in any Cactus League spring games as of yet. He isn't a bad late-round pick for fantasy owners looking for some potential cheap power, but he is 34 and injury prone and you shouldn't expect much at this point of his career.

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Indians | Nick Swisher remains on track

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:49:35 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) continues to progress on schedule for a mid-March return to game action, according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: At 34, there is little upside left in Swisher's bat. However, he is still capable of returning value on a late-round investment in mixed drafts. Continue to check his progress through the spring, though.

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Indians | Nick Swisher swinging the bat well

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:23:07 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) is swinging the bat "really well," according to manager Terry Francona, and he could be ready for games by mid-March.

Fantasy Tip: His 2014 season was marred by injuries, but Swisher had eclipsed 20 home runs in his previous nine seasons. He could be worth a flier in traditional mixed leagues as a cheap source of power.

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Indians | Nick Swisher arrives early

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:11:49 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) felt it was important to arrive to spring training early this year after having surgeries on both his knees in the offseason. He has been cleared for full hitting and throwing at camp, and he starting a running program three weeks ago. Swisher's goal is to be ready by opening day, although the Indians plan to monitor his progress this spring in the coming weeks. He hit only .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBI last year in 97 games.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher, because of his injury-riddled 2014 season, is probably a fringe player, at best in traditional 12-team mixed leagues. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him left to the waiver wire to begin the year. However, if he's fully healthy, a rebound could easily be in order.

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Indians | Nick Swisher cleared to run

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:30:08 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knee) was recently cleared to begin running and plans to be ready for opening day. He hopes to be able to play right field this season, but he is willing to play first base or slot in as the designated hitter, if needed.

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