The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Swisher leaves Indians camp following death of his mother

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sad news for one former Yankee. Here’s the AP.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Indians first baseman Nick Swisher has left the team’s spring training camp following the death of his mother.

Swisher, who signed a four-year, $56 million free agent contract with the Indians this winter, returned to Columbus, Ohio, for the funeral. Swisher is expected to be back with the team on Saturday night.

Swisher will play first base this season for Cleveland, moving to the infield after the team signed free agent outfielder Michael Bourn earlier this week. Swisher spent the past four seasons playing mostly right field for the New York Yankees. He has played in 307 career games at first, posting a .994 fielding percentage. Swisher will also be used as the team’s designated hitter, with Mark Reynolds playing first.

Swisher missed the Indians’ first full-squad workout on Friday.

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

71 Responses to “Swisher leaves Indians camp following death of his mother”

  1. Ghostwriter February 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Chad,

    Had Swisher’s mom been sick?

  2. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, sad news.

  3. blake February 15th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    condolences to Swish….very sad

  4. randy l. February 15th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    swisher’s mom had leukemia .
    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesi.....QprlexWquK
    sad story.

  5. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll miss Swish despite his histrionics, but austerity has its costs.

  6. Against All Odds February 15th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    R.I.P. and my condolences to him and his family.

  7. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    And sorry about his mom. It hurts.

  8. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    What a shame.. Swish is such an emotionally driven guy, I hope he recovers okay.

    Man, now I have the sads.

  9. Ghostwriter February 15th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    randy l. February 15th, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    ======

    Thanks.

  10. Hassey February 15th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    It is not easy, at any age

  11. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    @VictorConte

    Nice story Patrick RT @patrick_hruby: Are NBA players doping? Better question: why wouldn’t they be? @SportsonEarth http://bit.ly/WvcjlM

  12. Doreen February 15th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    randy -

    Thanks for the information.

    Condolences to Swish and his family.

  13. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    “It is not easy, at any age”

    True. You can think you’re ready for it, and then boom. Not.

  14. Hassey February 15th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Yep

    from darkness to numbness to hollow-ness to incompleteness to recovery

  15. Ghostwriter February 15th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    What a shame.. Swish is such an emotionally driven guy, I hope he recovers okay.

    Man, now I have the sads.
    ============

    It is sad. At least Swish can console himself with the thought that she is no longer suffering.

  16. austinmac February 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Had a brother die of leukemia. It is a difficult time. My condolences to Swisher.

  17. Ys Guy February 15th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    “it’s just another case of cashman burning a pitcher.”
    =======================================
    so now we’ve graduated to cashman actually CAUSING pineda’s injury according to randy.

    and of course if that’s true, than cashman also obviously CAUSED montero’s sub par season last year.

  18. UnKnown February 15th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “If the Sox had given him half what the Yanks offered, I wouldn’t have been the least bit surprised to see Youkilis to go crawling back to the Sox, even after the way they unceremoniously dumped him. He’s now a Yankee, and he’s still seemingly trying to curry favor with the Red Sox faithful!”

    “Let Yankee fans try to spin this any way they want to make themselves feel better, Ghost. You’ve got this right on the money. Apparently not everyone knows “Youk” the way some of us do!”

    ————–

    Oh please share with us how well you KNOW YOUK. :roll:
    Spare me…

    When guys like Andy P., and CC personally reach out to him and tell him to come over to be a Yankee that speaks more to me than anything else.

    I get it, he was a Red Sox player that used to kill the Yankees and he is ugly, blah blah blah.
    Truth is this is a business and people are delusional to think otherwise. Just wait and see how the Cano talks go next off-season. Everyone is going to get educated on just how much loyalty these guys have. Cano is going to go to the highest bidder end of story.

    Y’s Guy nails it right here:
    Ys Guy February 15th, 2013 at 11:40 am

  19. randy l. February 15th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    ys guy-
    not the time and place.
    there’ll be other posts
    this ones about swisher’s mom dying of leukemia.
    i’m sure you understand. you probably just missed topic.

  20. FiretheUMPIRE February 15th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Wonder how Montero will do with speculation swirling and the threat of PED testing looming. He can’t do any worse than a .685 OPS. And he definitely can’t take a huge risk by loading up like Melky and having a breakout season.

  21. Jerkface February 15th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/41666640/

    Good article on PEDs

  22. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    “so now we’ve graduated to cashman actually CAUSING pineda’s injury according to randy.

    and of course if that’s true, than cashman also obviously CAUSED montero’s sub par season last year.”

    Who knows what the cause of Pineda’s injury was? He may have been damaged goods. But the person(s) Cashman had making decisions about having him compete for a spot in the rotation despite greatly reduced velo and shoulder discomfort, failed Cashman.

    And btw, A sub par year (which is subjective and probably wrong in light of an expected leaning cure) is much, much, much better than a DL/surgery year.

  23. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    “Wonder how Montero will do with speculation swirling and the threat of PED testing looming”

    Probably the same as most of the players in MLB.

  24. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    ” He can’t do any worse than a .685 OPS.”

    Check out his platoon and home/road splits. They reveal far more info and rebut any PED-inducedd silliness.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock February 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Swish I heart ya, man. An empathetic person, Swish, I guarantee, knows he’ll see both grandmom and mom again. While we’re here though, the wait feels long.

    Yeah that disease flat out stinks. But it doesn’t get to steal them from us forever.

    Austin, sorry for your loss.

  26. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Someone tell Chad we need a new thread.. arguing with each other under this headline is even sadder than it normally is :(

  27. Rich in NJ February 15th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah, that’s true, Shame.

    I gave in to the reflexive nonsense. My bad.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock February 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Rich,

    A while back fangraphs I think it was showed how Montero hits RHP as a catcher better than he does LHP as a DH.

    I think Seattle has him in the right place.
    ////

    Champ809, sounds like you’ve also seen Abe play. I didn’t get to see much of him hitting right-handed, but I do like his left-handed stroke – he can drive it opposite nicely. I pretty much concur with what you said about him.

    And to comments about people being in front of him; they are but he was closest because he didn’t really have a big weakness. Mesa can clobber fastballs, but he continues to be befuddled by soft stuff. If he could ever fix that, he could be a star. Zoilo is a good looking player but his defense needs serious work. The bluer ones: Austin, Heathcott, Williams need some more maturation time. I hope they don’t rush any of them, considering how good they project to be. Flores can hit now, but they’d probably like him to get some more experience at AA.

    For me the sad thing is Adams; can flat out hit and his ABs – like Flores’ and Joseph’s, too – could teach some of the old guys they piece together a lineup with.

  29. UnKnown February 15th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Just watched the Halo’s interview yesterday with Albert, Trout, and Josh.

    Man Trout really did put on all that weight. He looks noticeably different, there is no doubt about that. Dude’s neck is huge and everything.

    Interesting follow when the games start.

  30. Ys Guy February 15th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    i actually hadn’t considered the appropriateness of posting a different subject on a post about a player’s mother dying.

    i have no problem holding my tongue if people feel that’s appropriate, however i feel that since nick swisher, his family and agents aren’t involved in the blog or especially the comments section, that the subject matter in the comments section doesn’t have to hold a decorum appropriate to a funeral home setting.

    i mean no disrespect, it’s a horrible thing and of course as yankee fans and as just human beings our hearts go out to everybody who loses a loved one.

    but i just don’t see a baseball blog post as being akin to the visitors book at the funeral home.

    i know some people are going to disagree about that and out of respect for other’s feelings i will refrain from posting other subjects here for now, but i just don’t really see the point.

  31. Ys Guy February 15th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    chirp…chirp…chirp….

    this is kinda why i dont think you should stop talking about other subjects, because after everyone’s posted something about how sad they are about the person who died, the blog dies until chad posts something else.

  32. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t really think it’s disrespectful it’s just… awkward? I dunno, it just seems more depressing.

    Man, way to be a buzz kill Chad.

  33. Jerkface February 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I’m with Ys Guy, why hide behind decorum?

  34. Hassey February 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    there’s never been any decorum on this site…just full court press

  35. randy l. February 15th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    ys guy-

    i think it hit me that swisher was a pretty amazing playing for the yankees the way he did without really ever bringing up what his mother was going through. i didn’t know his mother had leukemia . i don’t think many here did. i know i had to google it.

    it just feels appropriate to tone down things a bit .
    it’s a judgement call. if it doesn’t hit you the same way. no problem.

  36. Shame Spencer February 15th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Ask and you shall receive :arrow:

  37. tickets for concerts August 6th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    The costs of pay day loans are likely to be pricey,
    and lots of that is pocketed with the credit provider tickets for concerts if a criminal record is just not inside a
    position to offer security or possibly unwilling to complete so, he can apply with an unsecured
    low income loan.

  38. Inger Dekruif August 22nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    many thanks, I believe your visitors could possibly want significantly more content articles similar to this carry on the superior operate.

  39. seo plugin August 29th, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  40. Mistie Cunanan August 31st, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Seriously enjoyed this web site publish. Genuinely Excellent.

  41. doudoune moncler September 1st, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Great job! Enjoy experiencing the movement and focusing on how a few of these small sites do the job. Thanks!

  42. cheap sneakers September 1st, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I would like to put in writing like this in addition – taking time and actual effort to make a incredibly great article?- but what can I say?- I procrastinate alot and by no indicates seem to obtain something completed.
    cheap sneakers http://airjordansanw.yolasite.com/

  43. jordan shoes September 1st, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    This will be the suitable blog for anybody who wants to find out about this subject. You comprehend so significantly its just about hard to argue with you (not that I truly would want?-HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Terrific stuff, just very good!
    jordan shoes http://jordansoutletjei.hazblo.....-b1-p2.htm

  44. jerseys wholesale September 1st, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as considerably as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have some thing fascinating to say. All I hear is often a bunch of whining about some thing which you could fix for those who werent too busy seeking for attention.
    jerseys wholesale http://gjslgds.2335652.n4.nabb.....b-td3.html

  45. wholesale jerseys September 1st, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    The next time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as significantly as this one. I mean, I know it was my selection to read, but I essentially thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear can be a bunch of whining about something that you could fix should you werent too busy seeking for attention.
    wholesale jerseys http://pkldkkk56.blog.com/2014.....in-the-uk/

  46. jordan 11 September 1st, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Nice post. I learn something even more challenging on numerous blogs everyday. It will at all times be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice somewhat something from their store. I’d prefer to make use of some using the content on my weblog no matter if you do not mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a link on your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.
    jordan 11 http://ameblo.jp/jordanzjai/entry-11718296586.html

  47. cheap jordans September 1st, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I was particularly pleased to come across this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this excellent read!! I unquestionably enjoying just about every little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to have a look at new stuff you weblog post.
    cheap jordans http://jordanscheaprt.livejournal.com/727.html

  48. jordans for cheap September 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 am

    It’s difficult to find knowledgeable persons on this topic, but you sound like you know what you are talking about! Thanks
    jordans for cheap http://www.freewebsite-service.....eaux+Shoes

  49. jordan shoes September 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 am

    You can find definitely lots of details like that to take into consideration. That’s an incredible point to bring up. I offer you the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are actually questions like the 1 you bring up exactly where the most vital factor might be working in honest superior faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged about points like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.
    jordan shoes http://jordanzjai.bloguez.com/.....on_for_all

  50. jordans for women September 2nd, 2014 at 2:42 am

    It is best to take component in a contest for one of the top blogs on the web. I will recommend this web page!
    jordans for women http://www.flixya.com/blog/563.....ne-Jordans

  51. Lorina Tuczynski September 2nd, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Aug 9th/2012br /I was so stupid too! I cant imagine i fell for it far too! And have called visa to, to cancel was a crock of bull! Hope no just one us falls for this.

  52. cheap jordans September 2nd, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I’m normally to blogging and i seriously appreciate your content. The article has genuinely peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your website and maintain checking for new information.
    cheap jordans http://pkldkkk.yolasite.com/

  53. jordans retro September 2nd, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I was pretty pleased to acquire this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this superb read!! I undoubtedly enjoying every small bit of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you weblog post.
    jordans retro http://jordanshoesjvq.26039.n7.....t-td3.html

  54. jordan 11 September 3rd, 2014 at 8:01 am

    This truly answered my issue, thank you!
    jordan 11 http://jordansfyek.998286.n3.n.....n-td2.html

  55. jordans for cheap September 3rd, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In notion I would like to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a especially beneficial article?- but what can I say?- I procrastinate alot and by no indicates appear to get some thing completed.
    jordans for cheap http://zaijianai325.wix.com/jordanzjai

  56. jordans cheap September 3rd, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Can I just say what a relief to come across somebody who basically knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You unquestionably know easy methods to bring an concern to light and make it fundamental. A lot more men and women should read this and recognize this side of the story. I cant believe youre not a lot more well known mainly because you undoubtedly have the gift.
    jordans cheap http://tracyiisq.wix.com/airjordansisq#!blog/ce8q

  57. shoes jordans September 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I believe that you simply should write extra on this subject, it might not be a taboo topic but generally people aren’t enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
    shoes jordans http://platnerjei.wix.com/jord.....log1/c1xy8

  58. cheap jordan shoes September 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I’m impressed, I ought to say. Genuinely rarely do I encounter a weblog that is both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you might have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the concern is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am rather happy that I stumbled across this in my search for some thing relating to this.
    cheap jordan shoes http://airjordansisq.livejournal.com/1121.html

  59. jordans outlet September 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am

    An fascinating discussion is worth comment. I believe which you must write much more on this subject, it could possibly not be a taboo topic but commonly men and women aren’t sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
    jordans outlet http://www.flixya.com/blog/560.....moto-Shoes

  60. cheap jordans September 3rd, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Nice post. I discover some thing alot more challenging on different blogs everyday. It’ll constantly be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to make use of some using the content on my weblog no matter whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a link on your internet weblog. Thanks for sharing.
    cheap jordans http://jsclub.socialparody.com.....dvertising

  61. jordans for cheap September 3rd, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    One can find definitely plenty of details like that to take into consideration. That is an awesome point to bring up. I offer you the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly you’ll find questions like the 1 you bring up exactly where one of the most imperative thing might be working in honest wonderful faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around items like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls really feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.
    jordans for cheap http://www.meriprofile.com/blo.....anization/

  62. cheap jordans September 3rd, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Just after study several of the blog posts on your web site now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web-site list and will be checking back soon. Pls have a look at my internet internet site as well and let me know what you believe.
    cheap jordans http://gofishtalk.com/profiles.....ock-garden

  63. buy jordans September 3rd, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    you might have an incredible weblog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?
    buy jordans http://www.indyarocks.com/blog.....eal-choice

  64. cheap jordan shoes September 3rd, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    extremely nice post, i definitely adore this internet site, keep on it
    cheap jordan shoes http://boldlaugh.com/profiles/.....s-you-want

  65. cheap jordan shoes September 3rd, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    An fascinating discussion is worth comment. I believe which you will need to write a lot more on this subject, it may not be a taboo topic but generally men and women aren’t enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
    cheap jordan shoes http://www.leapzipblog.com/blo.....advantage/

  66. jordans for cheap September 4th, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This is the proper blog for everyone who desires to find out about this topic. You comprehend so considerably its pretty much hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want?-HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Amazing stuff, just fantastic!
    jordans for cheap http://www.blueworld.co.za/blo.....estjordans

  67. jordans for cheap September 4th, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I was highly pleased to locate this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this terrific read!! I absolutely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.
    jordans for cheap http://www.americanbang.com/bl.....nvironment

  68. buy jordans September 4th, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Oh my goodness! an amazing write-up dude. Thank you But I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Do not know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone finding identical rss challenge? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx
    buy jordans http://gofishtalk.com/profiles.....ng-webpage

  69. air max homme September 12th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Take a look at Public information an online mlm application to get music artists and bands that makes their particular data start its work on their behalf. Coming this May.

  70. canada goose expedition parka sale September 13th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Swisher leaves Indians camp following death of his mother – The LoHud Yankees Blog
    canada goose expedition parka sale http://www.townwalworthny.com/.....-sale.html

  71. zaborilenta September 21st, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I reckon something genuinely interesting about your site so I saved to fav.

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581