Atlanta Braves release first baseman Nick Swisher
Lake Charles, Louisiana
March 28, 2016 5:48pm CST
Chris Cwik who is a reporter for Yahoo sports on Monday said the Atlanta Braves have released their first baseman Steve Swisher. Swisher, 36, is now a free agent that will be seeking to join another team in the Major Leagues that will be needing his services. Swisher will be paid his salary of $15 million dollars that is owed to him by the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves which were the last two teams he played baseball for. Swisher had a batting average of .238 during the 2016 Spring training sessions. If Swisher is signed by another team in the Major Leagues he will be paid the minimum wage since there will be no team in the league that was willing to make a trade with the Braves and pick his salary for the 2016 baseball season. Swisher has played in the Major Leagues with the Oakland Athletics from 2004-2007, Chicago White Sox in 2008, New York Yankees from 2009-2012, Cleveland Indians from 2012-2015 and the Atlanta Braves in 2015. Nick Swisher is the son of former Major League Baseball catcher Steve Swisher. The Braves are doing Swisher a favor be releasing him since they are not expected to be in contention to make the playoffs in 2016 which will be the last season playing baseball games at Turner Field before they move to SunTrust Park in Cobb County in 2017.
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