Report: Nick Swisher to seek second opinion on right knee

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will seek a second opinion on his right knee next Tuesday, reports Jordan Bastian of Swisher will see Los Angeles Dodgers team doctor Neal ElAttrache, who specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee injuries.  

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Swisher hasn't played since Aug. 9 and is on the disabled list with pain in his knee. Swisher is hitting .208 with eight home runs this season, both career lows. The 33-year-old has played in 97 of the team's 118 games this year. 

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Prior to the 2013 season, Swisher signed a four-year, $56 million deal with Cleveland, which includes a fifth year option that vests if Swisher has at least 550 plate appearances in 2016 and passes a physical. In the first year of that contract, Swisher had a .341 on-base percentage and hit 22 home runs, helping the Indians reach the playoffs for the first time since 2007. 

- Alex Hampl


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