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Nick Swisher rumors: Mariners, Indians in on free agent

The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners are still in on Nick Swisher.


While the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles may no longer be a fit for free agent Nick Swisher, the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians are still in the mix for the outfielder, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Scott Miller of CBS Sports adds that the Philadelphia Phillies are also not in on Swisher even though they have a need for outfielders.

The Giants, Red Sox and Orioles were all considered potential suitors for Swisher entering the offseason, but each team has opted to go a different direction. The Giants re-signed Angel Pagan, and the Orioles brought back Nate McLouth. Meanwhile, the Red Sox opted to sign a pair of outfielders not named Swisher; Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino.

The Mariners continue to look everywhere for offense, and they seem more than likely to add a bat this winter. The Indians have also been tied to Swisher throughout the offseason.

Over 537 at-bats for the New York Yankees last season Swisher hit .272/.364/.473 with 36 doubles and 24 home runs. The 32-year-old owns a career line of .256/.361/.467 over nine years at the major league level. He entered the offseason reportedly seeking a deal in the range of Jayson Werth's $127 million agreement with the Washington Nationals.