• Indians making their push to sign Swisher

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Dec 18, 2012
    It is believed the Indians have offered Swisher a four-year deal that could be worth around $50 million. The Indians are trying to sell free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher on the idea that there is no place like home. The Indians have spent much of this offseason courting Swisher, who entered a strong winter market for outfielders. According to Bart Swain, the Indians' director of baseball information, Swisher arrived in Cleveland on Monday night and had dinner with team president Mark Shapiro, Antonetti and manager Terry Francona. The 32-year-old Swisher, who spent the past four seasons with the New York Yankees, arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday night and went to dinner with new manager Terry Francona, team president Mark Shapiro and general manager Chris Antonetti. Bringing the Ohio State University product to Cleveland to suit up for the Indians tugs at the sentimental heartstrings. Also last week, Cleveland traded away Choo in a blockbuster deal that helped the Tribe acquire pitching prospect Trevor Bauer and relievers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the D-backs, and outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds.
    Sources: MLB.com CNNSI.com
    • Indians using Ohio State ties to recruit Swisher

      CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians called upon a proven recruiter to land free agent outfielder Nick Swisher.

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