In his latest column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo writes that the Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher now that they have Brandon Moss in the mix. The Tribe traded minor league infielder Joe Wendle to the Athletics to acquire the slugger on December 8.
Cafardo notes that the Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles, Padres, Brewers, and Cubs may be interested at the right price. Swisher is owed $15 million for each of the next two seasons, and the Indians would have to eat a significant portion of that to make a trade seem enticing. Swisher, who recently turned 34 years old, batted a meager .208/.278/.331 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 401 plate appearances last season.