Outfielder Nick Swisher opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees following the birth of his second child. He intends to sit out the remainder of the 2016 season, but insisted in a Facebook post that he is not retiring.
Swisher, 35, hit .255/.297/.377 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 236 plate appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s a few years separated since he was last a productive hitter, as he finished with a .608 OPS in 2014 with the Indians and a combined .631 OPS last season between the Indians and Braves. Undoubtedly, Swisher will be fielding minor league offers during the offseason.