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Nick Swisher targeting Thursday to return to the Indians

Jun 8, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will play in two rehab games with Double-A Akron on Tuesday and Wednesday. If all goes well, Swisher could rejoin the Indians on Thursday as they open up a four-game series against the Red Sox, Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports.

Swisher hyper-extended his left knee on May 27 and has been out since. Leading up to the injury, Swisher was posting the worst offensive numbers of his career, slashing .211/.312/.319 with three home runs in 218 plate appearances.

  1. sportsfan18 - Jun 8, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    And the Indians, after looking at Swisher’s stats this year, wish his target return date was late Sept this season…

  2. bmadormo - Jun 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Looks like Swish has now begun playing the regular season like he does post season

  3. stoicpaisano - Jun 8, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    This works if they boot Giambi, but I don’t see that happening. Maybe Tito can live with a 7-man pen, he never uses Carassco anyhow.

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