|Indians place 1B Nick Swisher on paternity list|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:50|
The club made the move with Swisher before Tuesday's series opener against Detroit. The first-place Indians, who have won five straight and 18 of 22, lead the Tigers in the AL Central by 2 1-2 games.
Infielder Cord Phelps was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill the roster opening.
Swisher's wife, JoAnna, had a girl. He must remain on the paternity list one to three days.
Swisher is in his first season with the Indians, who signed him to a four-year, $56 million free agent contract in December. He is batting .274 with six homers and 16 RBIs.
Phelps went hitless in three games with the Indians this season.