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Akron Beacon Journal Jan 23, 2015
Tribe report: Soul-searching after surgery, Nick Swisher leaves 2014 negativity behind

Tribe report: Soul-searching after surgery, Nick Swisher leaves 2014 negativity behind

CLEVELAND: Nick Swisher should have known something was wrong when he started waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and had to crawl to get there.It was earlier in the 2014 season than the Indians first baseman/outfielder cared to admit.But facing the responsibility of a four-year, $56 million contract that could pay him up to $70 million if the fifth year for 2017 vests, Swisher tried to play through the pain. He batted only .208 in 97 games with eight home runs after hitting 20-plus his previous nine years in the major leagues.It wasn’t until August that Swisher...

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