Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 27 Days

Swisher (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday in Cincinnati, manning left field and batting sixth in the order.

The Indians are playing in a National League park without use of the DH, meaning Swisher's presence in the lineup is an encouraging sign after back-to-back absences due to right wrist soreness.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 28 Days

Swisher (wrist) remains out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Reds, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Swisher is enduring a sore right wrist, which is expected to hold him to the pine again Wednesday. The Indians' current series transfers to Great American Ballpark that day through Thursday, which will contain him to a pinch appearance at best. With only one absence to date, though, a DL stint is likely not on the forefront of the organization's handling of Swisher's ailment.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 28 Days

Swisher (wrist) reported improvement Monday but remains day-to-day, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "I feel like my strength's getting back. It's just tight in that area. It's nothing that we're going to push right now," Swisher said.

The Indians won't have use of the DH when they travel to Cincinnati for games Wednesday and Thursday and manager Terry Francona doesn't want to have a shorter bench than usual for the NL games. If Swisher doesn't show much improvement Tuesday and Wednesday a DL stint isn't out of the question.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 29 Days

Swisher (wrist) is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds.

Nick Swisher 1B/RF.. CLE 1 Month

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 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.