The injury bug has seemingly bit hard through the first half of the 2013 MLB season and Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is apparently the next victim.
Currently in the midst of a 6 for 55 slump, Swisher could be placed on the disabled list as early as today, this according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
First baseman Nick Swisher’s left shoulder is hurting and could put him on the disabled list.
Swisher aggravated the shoulder in the fifth inning Saturday night during an at bat in the Indians’ 7-6 loss to the Nationals.
“I’m grinding guys,” said Swisher. “I want to be in there every day regardless of what I got going on. Obviously, it’s starting to physically show a little bit.”
Swisher has already missed time this season due to the same creaky shoulder, an injury that has clearly debilitated his game.
The Ohio native is currently hitting just .237 with 7 home runs and 24 RBI through 61 games, his first in Cleveland after singing a four-year $56 million deal in December.