Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 10, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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CLEVELAND - Nick Swisher tweeted "Wow! What a crazy few weeks. Hey Cleveland! Are you ready? Because I'm coming home! #RollTribe."
His words were typed on Dec. 23. Thursday he will get to tell all of northeast Ohio he is back in his home state.
Nick Swisher, is newest Indians outfielder. The Cleveland Indians plan to officially introduce the Ohio State alumnus Thursday at 4 p.m.
The 32-year-old signed a 4-year, $56 million deal with the Tribe last month, which could be worth $70 million if the Indians decide to pick up a fifth year option.
Getting the former Buckeye to sign the contract took some out of the ordinary wining and dining. The Indians organization got a little help from other OSU alumni. Former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel and 92.3 The Fan’s and former OSU Buckeye Dustin Fox joined the Indians and Swisher for lunch the day he visited Cleveland.
Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees and in 2012 batted .272 with 24 homers and 93 RBIs.
It shouldn't be long after Swisher is introduced that the Indians introduce the newly signed pitcher, Brett Myers. The 33-year-old agreed to a one-year deal with Cleveland after declining an option to stay with Central division foe, the Chicago White Sox. The contract also gives the Indians a club option for 2014.
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