Braves release Swisher less than year after trade from Tribe
By Associated Press
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released outfielder Nick Swisher.
The team won't take much of a financial hit, even though Swisher is set to make $15 million this season. The Braves are set to receive $14,631,148 from the Cleveland Indians by June 30 as part of last season's trade that brought Swisher and outfielder Michael Bourn to Atlanta for third baseman Chris Johnson.
Swisher hit just .195 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 46 games for the Braves. There was no room for him on the roster after the Braves signed Kelly Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, Gordon Beckham and Emilio Bonifacio to contend for spots on the bench.
The Braves also reassigned left-handed reliever Alex Torres to their minor league camp.