Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 2 days ago

Swisher is out of the lineup Friday against Cincinnati.

Swisher DH'd for the last four games, but will get the night off Friday against Mike Leake and the Reds. Michael Brantley will slot in at DH with David Murphy taking over in left.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Swisher is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Swisher will get a day off following a three-hit night Friday, collecting three RBI and a run scored in the process. David Murphy will receive the start as the designated hitter Saturday in his place, batting cleanup.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Swisher had three hits and drove in three runs in Cleveland's 8-3 win over Texas on Friday.

Swisher had been scuffling of late, going hitless in his previous 11 at-bats while striking out seven times entering play Friday. He'll continues to see regular action at DH as he looks to get back on track in his return from offseason knee surgery.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Swisher is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

He's gone 6-for-26 over seven games with five strikeouts since returning from the DL. David Murphy will DH for the Tribe on Wednesday.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Swisher went 4-for-4 Saturday with a double and a run scored.

He's only been used as a DH so far since he came off the DL, but Swisher's swing at least gives the strong impression that he's recovered from his knee issues.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Swisher is out of the lineup Thursday, the Northeast Ohio Media Group's Paul Hoynes reports.

After getting two starts in a row Swisher will get a day off Thursday prior to the Indians' weekend series. David Murphy will get the start at DH Thursday.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

The Indians activated Swisher (knee) from the disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Swisher has recovered from the procedures he underwent on his knees last August, and he will make his season debut Tuesday night. Swisher will serve as the Indians' designated hitter Tuesday night and figures to see most of his action there until it's clear his knees can hold up while playing in the field.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Swisher (knee) will be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Swisher has now played in six rehab games with Triple-A Columbus and has been hitting the ball well during that stint, slashing .375/.444/.583 with a homer and five RBI. David Murphy has been seeing most of the starts at DH during his absence, but Swisher figures to slot in as the team's go-to option there when healthy.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Swisher (knee) is unlikely to travel with the Indians for next week's series against the Royals, MLB.com reports.

The team wants Swisher to play in three consecutive rehab games before he joins the big-league roster. He'll play for Triple-A Columbus on Friday and Saturday, but will then return to Cleveland to meet with manager Terry Francona and the medical staff. It thus seems Swisher is on track to join the Indians for next weekend's series against the Twins, though the possibility of a return earlier in the week hasn't entirely been ruled out.

Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Swisher (knee) went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs in his third rehab game Tuesday.

Swisher is expected to play again Wednesday before taking a day off before playing in two more games over the weekend. He'll be re-evaluated after that and could be on his way to rejoining the Indians early next week.