Posted November 10, 2012

Seven teams reportedly interested in Nick Swisher


Nick Swisher turned down the Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer to become a free agent. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher is attracting interest from at least six teams according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The Mariners, Orioles, Phillies, Giants, Braves and Nationals are all believed to have some level of interest. Several teams seem willing to go to at least three years, with the likely salary figure estimated to be in the $11 million to $13 million range. With so many teams possibly interested there’s a very good chance he’ll be able to get at least a four-year deal.

A source told the New York Daily News that at least five teams — including the Mariners and Rangers — have expressed interest in Swisher.

Swisher was among three Yankees to reject the team’s qualifying offers Friday afternoon. He batted .272 with 24 home runs and 93 RBI in 2012.


Those prices are too rich for an aging guy like Swish. And, he won't be batting in NYYankee stadium half of the time the next few summers. Good luck, suckers. Swish will play as hard as all get out but years are years and he's piling them up near the limit in my estimation.