Nick Swisher
1B/LF/DH ATL
2 months ago1 Comment

Swisher (paternity) opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Saturday and plans to sit out for the remainder of the season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "After the birth of my second child, I've decided to take a step back and spend the rest of this season full time with my wife and two daughters. Make no mistake, I am not hanging it up," said Swisher on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran Swisher agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees to add organizational depth at first base in light of Greg Bird's season-ending shoulder injury. Despite injuries to both Mark Teixeira and Dustin Ackley, Swisher was never called back up to the Yankees, likely due in part to his pedestrian production at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (.255/.297/.377, 54 K's in 220 AB). He'll shut it down for the rest of the season, but he could latch on with a team looking to add a veteran utility player next spring.

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

Swisher will be placed on paternity leave for three days as his wife prepares to give birth.

EDGE Analysis

Swisher is batting .247 over 54 games with Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre as he searches for another shot in the majors.

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

Swisher could get promoted if Dustin Ackley's injury necessitates a DL move.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees would rather not play Mark Teixeira at first base as he continues to recover from a neck injury, but their options on the major league roster are pretty slim. Swisher isn't hitting very well at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with a .244/.263/.366 line in 131 at-bats. Chris Parmelee is another alternative, and is hitting better in Triple-A.

Nick Swisher
1B/LF/DH ATL
4 months 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.

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
5 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

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

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
6 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.

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
11 months ago

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

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
11 months ago

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

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.