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Look Who’s Back…..Back Again! Nick Swisher Signs With Yankees

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Yankees’ fans, it’s time to bring back those Swisher “shirseys” , the all-time fan favorite is coming back home….well sort of.

Former Yankees’ outfielder Nick Swisher signed a one-year minor league deal with the club and was immediately assigned to Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.

The thirty-five year old was released by the Atlanta Braves at the end of Spring Training on March 28 and shortly after was allowed access to the New York Yankees’ workout facilities in Tampa to continue his training for the next step in his career, which immediately sparked rumors of a reunion with the Bronx Bombers. This time, the rumors were right!

Swisher spent 2009 through 2012  with the Yankees where he won a World Series Ring and was even on the 2010 All-Star Team.

Not only is he a fan favorite but he also brings leadership to the clubhouse that allowed the Yankees to have so much success throughout his tenure. His versatility in both the outfield and infield also gives the Yankees more depth.

Since leaving the Yankees, numerous injuries have slowed down Swisher’s playing time with first the Cleveland Indians where he played just thirty games in 2015 before he was traded to the Atlanta Braves. But, now with an entire offseason and Spring Training to prepare, Swisher seems more than ready to get back in the pinstripes and help the team win games.

When he does get that call to the Bronx, whose spot on the active roster will he take? That remains to be seen, but utility player Dustin Ackley just might be at the top of that list.

Swisher made his first appearance with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night, and batted sixth in the lineup and went 1 for 4; he played first base as they defeated the Syracuse Chiefs 2-0.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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