Indians seeking to move Swisher
Unsurprisingly, the Indians have made Nick Swisher available on the trade market, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. It may also come as little surprise that Morosi reports there hasn’t been much interest as of yet.
The Indians had already gauged the market for Swisher earlier this offseason and they now seem even more inclined to find a trade partner after acquiring Brandon Moss from the A’s on Monday. It could be tough to move Swisher, however, considering he’s coming off surgery on both knees and is owed $30 million through 2016.
As for Moss, he primarily split his time with the A’s last season between first base and the two corner outfield positions. The Indians, meanwhile, have Carlos Santana to play first base, while Swisher, Ryan Raburn and David Murphy are all potential options — along with Moss — for the corner outfield spots.
In an ideal world, the Indians would be able to move Swisher at some point this offseason, though they’ve at least added some insurance in Moss in the event that Swisher stays with the team and has any struggles.
— Paul Casella