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Nick Swisher to return from paternity leave on Friday

May 22, 2013, 8:27 PM EST

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Indians first baseman Nick Swisher was placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday following the birth of his daughter. After getting a few days to spend with his family’s newest addition, he will return to the Tribe’s starting lineup on Friday night in Boston.

This according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.

Swisher, 32, is batting .274/.382/.493 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 40 games this season with the Indians. He hit .272/.364/.473 with 24 home runs and 93 RBI in 148 games last season for the Yankees.

Swisher signed a four-year, $56 million free agent contract with Cleveland this past winter.

  1. vallewho - May 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Congrats Swish!

  2. scouter2012 - May 22, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I bet he’s stoked.

  3. dutchman45 - May 22, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Mazel Tov to the Swisher family. Always enjoyed watching him play for Yankees.

  4. 13arod - May 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    congrets swisher enjoy seeing you play

  5. jwbiii - May 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Congratulations. I hope all are healthy. Just because it’s sort of appropriate, here is a pic of Joanna Garcia, Nick Swisher’s wife

    http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/559/727/joanna-garcia-as-megan-smith-cw_display_image.jpg?1292095310

  6. 11thstreetmafia - May 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I didn’t even know he was knocked up.

  7. jarathen - May 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    For all the millions they make, it’s amazing how much time athletes often have to spend away from their families.

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