Nick Swisher has two-years left on his contract with the Cleveland Indians, but the Indians are looking to trade their first basemen/outfielder. With that in mind, would the Yankees be interested in having a reunion with their former right fielder?
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, he believes the Yankees could be a fit for Swisher, who is coming off the worst season of his career. In his last four years with the Yankees, Swisher hit .268/.367/.483 but he’s had some struggles in Cleveland. Just last season, he was only able to play 97 games due to injury and hit .208/.278/.331.
Nick Swisher to the Yankees could be an interesting move, considering Carlos Beltran is not a lock to play everyday after having offseason elbow surgery. Beltran’s also turning 38 in April. The Yankees could use Swisher’s services at first base as well if the Alex Rodriguez to first experiment doesn’t work out and if Mark Teixeira has another injury riddled season.
Nick Swisher returning to the Bronx could revive his career, and considering he was a fan favorite before he left, the fans would most likely welcome him back with open arms. (But he’d have to hit better in the postseason. Four hits in an entire postseason per year will not cut it if the Yankees advance to October baseball).