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Indians Activate OF Nick Swisher From 15-Day Disabled List -- The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Swisher missed the first month of the season rehabbing from bilateral knee surgery that cut his 2014 season short last August. In a rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers, he batted .375 with two doubles, one home run and 5 RBIs across six games.

To make room on the major league roster, the Indians optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus.

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Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher Has Knee Surgery

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher underwent surgery on both his knees Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Swisher had the operation after getting a second opinion from Dr. Neil Elattrache in Los Angeles, who confirmed that the 33-year-old has chronic discomfort in both knees as a result of wear and tear.

Swisher is expected fully recover after 8 to 10 weeks of rehabilitation.

In 97 games this season with the Indians, Swisher was batting .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs. He has hit 239 homers across 11 big league seasons with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Indians.

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Indians Place Murphy, Swisher On 15-Day D-L

Wendy Hope/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and outfielder David Murphy were placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The club recalled outfielders Tyler Holt and Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus.

Murphy tweaked his oblique on a swing during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. In 109 games this season, he's hitting .262 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs.

Swisher has been troubled by an ailing right knee. He is batting .208 with eight homers and 42 RBIs.

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Swisher Slams Cleveland Past Angels in Extras

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Ohio) -- Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the tenth that put Los Angeles ahead 3-1. Nick Swisher answered with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom half of the inning to give Cleveland a 5-3 victory on Thursday afternoon.

"When I first hit it, I said, all right, that's a double," said Swisher. "The next thing you know, it went out. I flipped my bat. I was going crazy."

The two-out hit was Swisher's only one of the day, striking out each time in his previous three at-bats. It was also the second time that the Indians (37-36) came from behind in the game. With a runner on third in the second, Cleveland starter Justin Masterson delivered a wild pitch that allowed Howie Kendrick to score and give the Angels (38-33) a 1-0 advantage. 

Cleveland answered back in the third on a groundout from Michael Bourn in the third, the last run scored in the first nine innings. Both Masterson and Los Angeles starter, C.J. Wilson went seven innings before turning things over to the bullpen.

Pujols' two-RBI hit came off reliever Scott Atchison with two outs, seemingly giving the Angels the victory. However, Bourn walked to lead off before Jason Kipnis doubled two batters later. After Carlos Santana walked to load the bases, Ernesto Frieri came on to try and finish off the game. Frieri induced a fly out from Daniel Murphy for the second out before Swisher's slam gave the Indians a 5-3 win.

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OF Nick Swisher Inks 4-Year Contract With Indians

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians introduced outfielder Nick Swisher at a news conference on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Swisher inked a four-year contract with the Tribe for $56 million, according to The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The deal includes a vesting option for 2017 at $14 million.

“It was a very easy decision for me, especially on the manager side,” Swisher said of new manager Terry Francona.

The former All-Star spent the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees, in which he batted .268 with 109 home runs and 349 RBIs in 2,127 at-bats. He won his only World Series championship with the Bronx Bombers in 2009.

Swisher was born in Columbus, Ohio and played baseball at Ohio State.

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Indians Sign Nick Swisher

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a contract with free agent outfilder Nick Swisher, according to the player's Twitter account.

According to an ESPN source, the deal is for four years and $56 million with a $14 million option for a fifth season.

Swisher has played the last four seasons with the New York Yankees, batting .272 with 24 homeruns and 93 RBIs.

"Wow! What a crazy few weeks. Hey Cleveland! Are you ready? Because I'm coming home! #RollTribe," Swisher tweeted on Sunday. He played his college baseball at Ohio State.

The Indians have been looking for an outfielder after trading Shin-Soo-Choo to the Cincinnati Reds earlier this month.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 8/13/12

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: The New York Yankees (68-47) defeated the Texas Rangers (67-47), 8-2. Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher hit a grand slam in the third inning, his 200th career home run.

The Toronto Blue Jays (55-60) outlasted the Chicago White Sox (62-52) in 11 innings, 3-2.

The Minnesota Twins (50-65) toppled the Detroit Tigers (61-55), 9-3.

The Tampa Bay Rays (63-52) stung the Seattle Mariners (53-64), 4-1.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (63-53) dodged the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-51), 5-4.

The Cleveland Indians (54-62) stifled the Los Angeles Angels (60-56), 6-2.

The Chicago Cubs (45-69) smoked the Houston Astros (38-79), 7-1.

The Colorado Rockies (42-71) rolled past the Milwaukee Brewers (52-62), 9-6.

The San Diego Padres (52-65) topped the Atlanta Braves (66-49), 4-1.

The Philadelphia Phillies (53-62) blanked the Miami Marlins (52-64), 4-0.

The Washington Nationals (72-44) nullified the San Francisco Giants (63-53), 14-2.

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