Nick Swisher Returning to Cleveland Indians on Friday

Apr 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (left) congratulates right fielder Nick Swisher (33) after beating the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher welcomed a daughter to the world earlier this week and he was placed on the MLB’s paternity list following the birth of his child. Now that Swisher has had the opportunity to spend time with his family and their newest member, he is prepared to return to the team on Friday night.

Per Jordan Bastian of

This season, Swisher is hitting 274/.382/.493 with six home runs and 16 RBI. This comes after signing a four-year, $56 million free agent contract over the winter.

Cleveland was on a five-game win-streak until their recent two-game skid against the Detroit Tigers, which began as soon as Swisher was placed on the paternity list. The Indians begin a four-game road series against the Boston Red Sox, so Swisher’s return will be very welcomed for the Tribe.

Topics: Cleveland Indians, Nick Swisher

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