OF Nick Swisher Inks 4-Year Contract With Indians

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0  Updated at 4:17 pm, January 3rd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — The Cleveland Indians introduced outfielder Nick Swisher at a news conference on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Swisher inked a four-year contract with the Tribe for $56 million, according to The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The deal includes a vesting option for 2017 at $14 million.

“It was a very easy decision for me, especially on the manager side,” Swisher said of new manager Terry Francona.

The former All-Star spent the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees, in which he batted .268 with 109 home runs and 349 RBIs in 2,127 at-bats. He won his only World Series championship with the Bronx Bombers in 2009.

Swisher was born in Columbus, Ohio and played baseball at Ohio State.

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