Indians' Nick Swisher has surgery on both knees, done for season

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had surgery on both of his knees Wednesday and is done for the season, The Associated Press reports.

Before being placed on the disabled list on Aug. 10, Swisher was hitting .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBI.

The 33-year-old signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians before last season.

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Swisher, who has "chronic medial knee discomfort as a result of medial meniscus wear and tear" will need 8-10 weeks to recover, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Entering Wednesday, the Indians trail the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals by 6.5 games. The team is 4.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for the second American League wild card spot.

- Sarah Barshop

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