Nick Swisher hadn’t played a game for the Indians since June 12, but a day after being traded he’s in the starting lineup for the Braves tonight in Atlanta. Of course, prior to landing on the disabled list, the 34-year-old was hitting just .198/.261/.297 with two homers and eight RBI in 30 games, so I guess we’ll see how he does. He’ll be playing first base, batting fifth.
The Braves also added Michael Bourn to the 25-man roster. He’ll lead off and play left field tonight. Todd Cunningham and Daniel Castro were optioned to Triple-A to make room.