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Indians activate Nick Swisher, place Jason Giambi on the disabled list

Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

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Nick Swisher is back from the disabled list and in the Indians’ lineup for tonight’s game after missing the past two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. To make room on the roster for his return Jason Giambi is headed to the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Swisher was struggling before the injury, hitting just .211 with three homers and a .631 OPS in 49 games as the Indians’ starting first baseman. His return could mean less playing time for Carlos Santana, because he had been playing first basem recently and hot-hitting Lonnie Chisenhall certainly isn’t going to lose starts at third base anytime soon.

Giambi is basically a player-coach at this point, logging a grand total of 52 plate appearances between disabled list stints. He hit .128 in that limited action after batting .182 for the Indians last season, but they apparently just love having him around.

  1. rcali - Jun 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    2.5 more years left on Swishers contract Indian Fans! Hope that last year option isn’t his!

  2. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    What an unbelievable coincidence that Giambi’s knee flared up at the exact moment that they needed a roster spot. Who could’ve seen that coming?

  3. booboo31 - Jun 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Man swisher is annoying as sh**

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