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Indians' beat writer Paul Hoynes suggests that "unless something unexpected happens in the next couple of weeks ..... a realistic goal for Nick Swisher's return is late April or early May." (Source: Paul Hoynes)

Fantasy Impact: This creates a vacancy at DH in the opening day lineup which means that the two outfielders David Murphy and Ryan Raburn are both expected to make the 25 man roster. They will compete with young 1B prospect Jesus Aguilar for playing time.


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Nick Swisher to run the bases

Tue, Mar 17th 4:25pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Nick Swisher will run the bases today. "It's a big step," said manager Terry Francona. (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is questionable whether Nick Swisher will make the opening day roster. The Indians may choose to start Brandon Moss at DH to ease him back from injury, in which case David Murphy could start in the outfield. Alternatively, they could give prospect Jesus Aguilar a shot


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Nick Swisher underwent surgery in August to repair the meniscus of both knees. Nick Camino asked him if he's still hoping to be ready by Opening Day. "That's my goal," he said. (Source: Nick Camino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 2014 was a dreadful season for Nick Swisher. Not only was it the first time in 10 years that he failed to play at least 145 games but his strikeout rate increased, walk rate decreased and he posted a -1.6 WAR. The Indians have DH options if he is unable to turn things around.


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