Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 3 weeks ago

Swisher officially signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Wednesday and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in time for Thursday's game, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher was a fan-favorite in the Bronx and while over the past two years, time has not been kind to the former All-Star as he's hit just .204 over that span. However, this move is fairly low-risk for both sides as if he struggles, he'll stay in Triple-A and if he can find his swing, he'll be back in a comfortable situation.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 4 weeks ago

Swisher is expected to agree to terms with the Yankess on a minor league deal, Chad Jennings of LoHud reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to Jennings, Swisher is working out at the Yankees minor league facility on Saturday and he is expected to ink a minor league deal in the near future. Swisher, who spent last season with the Indians and Braves, was released by the Braves during spring training. He slashed .196/.312/.320 last season, but he could get back on track by rejoining a Yankees team that he was a part of from 2009-2012. Still, he'd be on a minor league deal to start with, so it's unlikely that Swisher would be in a Yankees uniform any time soon.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 1 month ago

Swisher was released by the Braves on Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher put together a decent spring training, but there simply wasn't room for him on Atlanta's rebuilding roster, especially given his $15 million salary. He could prove to be a decent power bat off the bench for another team, although he'll have to prove that his health isn't a concern in order to garner much attention on the free agent market.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 2 months ago

Swisher is hitting .286 (8-for-28) this spring, but is likely to be traded or released, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Braves have no room for Swisher on a rebuilding team and will try to find any takers for a portion of his $15 million salary. Swisher is showing enough in spring training that another team make take a chance at adding him as a reserve outfielder.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 2 months ago

Swisher has reported to spring training eager to prove that he's healthy after struggling with his surgically-repaired knees over the past two seasons, according to MLB.com.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher will shed the knee braces he wore last season, after spending the offseason strengthening his legs. The Braves may opt to eat the remaining $15 million on Swisher's contract if they don't believe he can offer their rebuilding roster value in the first half of 2016. If nothing else, spring training may be an audition for Swisher to earn a role outside of Atlanta, but the Braves may see a short-term opportunity for him at first base if Freddie Freeman's right wrist ailment persists. If he's healthy, Swisher could provide a cheap source of pop in deeper formats, but that's far from guaranteed to be the case for the duration of a 162-game season at age-35. With Nick Markakis and Hector Olivera expected to man the team's corner-outfield spots, playing time could be very difficult for him to come by.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 7 months ago

Swisher (forearm) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher was a late scratch Saturday with a forearm strain and he'll miss the first game of Atlanta's final day of the regular season. With him under contract for 2016, there's little reason to expect him to start in Game 2.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 7 months ago

Swisher has a left forearm strain and was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Sunday's game representing the final game of the season, Swisher's season is likely over. Pedro Ciriaco will get the start and hit seventh Saturday.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 7 months ago

Swisher is in the lineup on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher was a late entry to the lineup after he replaced Adonis Garcia who was unable to go after experiencing pain in his back. He will take over in left field and hit fifth in the lineup.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 7 months ago

Swisher is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher has started each of the last three games, going just 1-for-11 in that span. He'll get the day off Friday, as Michael Bourn will draw the start in left field and bat eighth.

Nick Swisher 1B/LF/DH ATL 7 months ago

Swisher is starting at first base in Wednesday's contest against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Swisher will replace Freddie Freeman, who will get the night off to rest and recover, and hit third in the lineup against Mets' starter Bartolo Colon.