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Indians Injury Update: Nick Swisher exits with wrist strain

By on 8/04/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Cleveland Indians moved to a game over .500 with a 4-3, 12th-inning win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Michael Brantley's walk-off home run improved the Indians to 56-55, third in the American League Central. Designated hitter Nick Swisher was removed from the game in the ninth inning with what appears to be a strain in his right wrist. 

As reported by Alec Shirkey of, after striking out in all three at-bats in Sunday's game, Swisher was replaced by outfielder Chris Dickerson.  Manager Terry Francona said Swisher suffered the injury while swinging at a Yu Darvish breaking ball in the sixth inning.
"He has a mild strain of his right wrist. He was looked at and showed pretty good strength. He'll be looked at tomorrow and we'll go from there."
It's been a tough season for the 33-year old veteran, who missed time earlier with a hyperextended knee. He's batting just .212 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 93 games this season. Swisher, who has played for the A's, White Sox, Yankees and Indians, has a career batting average of .252 with 239 home runs and 778 RBI.

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