GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Even on an unusually rainy, chilly day in Arizona, it was sunny and 80 degrees in Nick Swisher's world.
Swisher, who signed a four-year, $56 million contract - the largest free in Cleveland history - this winter, has brought his endless energy and enthusiasm to the Indians, a club needing an infusion of something following a 94-loss season. While there's some question whether he's putting on an act, the 32-year-old Swisher says he's just being himself and hopes his passion is contagious.
Swisher spent the past four years with the Yankees. He was a complimentary player in New York, but he'll be one of the stars in Cleveland.
Manager Terry Francona said he has spoken with Swisher about trying to do too much. Francona said Swisher ``doesn't have to carry the team on his shoulders.''

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Giants vs. Braves Pick The San Francisco Giants look to bounce back from a loss to the Atlanta Braves when they meet tonight at 7:10PM ET.
Thumbnail Nationals vs. Phillies Pick Can Aaron Nola help the Phillies snap their current losing skid when they host the Nationals tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Indians Prediction Will the Indians snap the Rangers' current winning streak this evening when the two teams meet at 6:10PM ET? Read on for our prediction for...
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Angels Pick The Detroit Tigers hope to avoid another loss tonight when they face the Los Angeles Angels at 10:05PM ET.
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Marlins Prediction Will the Marlins pick up yet another victory behind Jose Fernandez when they host the Pirates tonight at 7:10PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages