December 23, 2011
As of now, Nick Swisher is scheduled to be one of the starting three outfielders for the New York Yankees when the season kicks off. But a few other teams would like to see him pull on their jerseys on opening day.
Fox Sports reports that the Cleveland Indians are one of several clubs that have called the Yanks about trying to make a deal for the 31-year-old who has hit 185 homers since joining the big leagues with the Oakland Athletics back in 2004.
The Yankees, though, aren't likely to trade Swisher, who is set to make $10.25 million next season, Fox notes, because the team doesn't have a major-league ready outfield prospect right now.
The Indians, club officials tell Fox, are pursuing every hitter on the market who is not named Prince Fielder.