Nick Swisher is optimistic about his chances to help the Cleveland Indians after he returns from double knee surgery.
Swisher hit only .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBI before the team shut him down for the season in August.
He told the team website that his knees were so bad last year that he had to crawl to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
"That probably should've been something where I really should've said to myself, 'Something's wrong,'" he said.
The Indians' limited budget means that they need all hands on deck to keep pace with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and American League champion Kansas City Royals, especially in the slugging department.
Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn and newcomer Brandon Moss all need to stay healthy if the Tribe will have a chance at success in 2015.Read more... Join the Conversation...