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Nick Swisher Gives Yankees Unexpected Options

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Nick Swisher was acquired in the off-season to play first base for the New York Yankees.

Swisher was coming off a less than respectable season in Chicago, where he finished with a .219 batting average.

Many Yankee fans were less than enthusiastic about Swisher replacing Jason Giambi at first.

Then on Dec. 23, 2008, Mark Teixeira signed a multi-year contract to play first for New York.

The Gold Glove first baseman, who had averaged more than 30 home runs and 100 RBI for the past six years, apparently made Swisher the fifth wheel on the Yankees Cadillac.

It appeared Swisher was going to be stored in the trunk under the felt lining and only brought out in case of an emergency or a bre...

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