Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 11 Hrs

Nick Swisher went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Swisher swatted two singles and a ground-rule double on the evening, coming around to score two of the Indians' eight runs. That it was his first three-hit affair of the 2014 season speaks to the down year Swisher has had to this point. The Brohio native did come out of the gate fast in the second half, and perhaps the break was just what Swisher needed to get going in the right direction at the dish.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Day

Playing right field for the first time this season, Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday.

The Indians gave up some defense to get Yan Gomes into the lineup at DH tonight. Swisher to the outfield doesn't figure to become a frequent occurrence. Really, Swisher to the bench once in a while might be a better solution for Cleveland.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 12 Days

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Look who is finally showing some signs of life. Swisher has hit safely in seven straight games and has three home runs over his last five. Even with the recent hot streak, the 33-year-old is batting just .207/.289/.351 through 74 games this season.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 15 Days

Nick Swisher had one hit in four at-bats, but it was a two-run home run that gave the Indians the lead in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Swisher has now homered in back-to-back games, perhaps a sign things are starting to turn around. His sixth-inning, two-run home run off of Masahiro Tanaka gave the Indians a 4-3 lead, which they did not relinquish. Swisher's slash line remains a paltry .198/.286/.339. He has hit seven home runs and knocked in 32 runs.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 19 Days

Nick Swisher's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

He also drew a walk in the ballgame, bringing his season slash to .190/.281/.310. He has hit 21 or more home runs in each of the past nine seasons, but with just five thus far in 2014, that streak is in serious jeopardy.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Nick Swisher cranked a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning of Thursday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

The Indians trailed by two runs heading into the bottom of the 10th, but Michael Bourn drew a leadoff walk, Jason Kipnis smacked a one-out double, and then Carlos Santana walked to load the bases. David Murphy made the second out of the frame on a fly to shallow left, but Swisher stepped in next and saved the day. It was just his fifth home run of the season. He's batting .200/.292/.329.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Nick Swisher hit a solo home run in the 11th inning to give the Indians a 3-2 lead over the Red Sox, and they held on to win by the same score Sunday.

Swisher was 0-for-4 before the blast, just his fourth of the season. It's been largely forgettable for the 33-year-old this year, as he's batting just .207/.303/.328. Swisher can occasionally get into one like he did on Sunday, but he's too inconsistent to be relied upon outside of AL-only leagues.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Indians activated 1B Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list.

Swisher missed a little over two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. He was batting just .211/.312/.319 with three homers and 19 RBI in 49 games before the injury. The 33-year-old is serving as the Indians' designated hitter on Thursday night against the Red Sox.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Swisher will play in rehab games with Double-A Akron on Tuesday and Wednesday before being activated if all goes well. He's been out since late May with a hyperextended left knee but has gone through drills recently with no issues. "Everything is on track," said Swisher. "I'm a hyper guy, so it was nice to get out and move around a little bit the last two days."

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 2 Months

Nick Swisher (knee) has begun "land-based" activities and believes he'll be ready for a rehab assignment soon.

Indians manager Terry Francona doesn't want to put a timetable on Swisher, but he acknowledges that his first baseman could be close to game action. "I think he's pretty upbeat about where he's at," Francona said. "[I said], 'Let's not have an artificial timetable. We want you back when you can come back and play and not be limping.' And he understands that. So at some point I'm thinking on this next road trip, he'll probably break away from us, go play a couple games and we'll see how he's doing."