Swisher batted just .208 with a wOBA of .274, and an OPS+ of 74. The 34 year old veteran is owed $14 million over the next two seasons, plus a $17 million dollar vesting option for 2017.
Given his declining production, the Indians would probably have to eat a significant portion of his salary to make a deal possible.
Swisher’s increasing strikeout rates, and decreasing walk rates, aren’t a good sign for a player that his past his prime. His K% went from 16.7% in 2013, to 27.7% in 2014. FanGraphs Streamer projections does project Swisher to bounce back a little in production.
Cafardo note that the Blue Jays, Cubs, Padres, Rays, Orioles, and Brewers may have interest in Swisher at the right price. Swisher is a great clubhouse guy, and might be a good addition for a team in desperate need of OF help.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported last month that Cleveland was looking to move Swisher.