Nick Swisher to undergo season-ending surgery on both knees

Nick Swisher's season is over following double knee surgery.
Nick Swisher's season is over following double knee surgery. (USATSI)

Nick Swisher's season is over. The Indians outfielder/first baseman is heading for surgery on not one, but both knees, the team announced:

Swisher, 33, has been hobbled all season by knee problems. He hit .208/.278/.331 (74 OPS+) with 20 doubles and eight home runs in 97 games this year, way down from his 2009-13 performance (122 OPS+).

The Indians signed Swisher to a four-year, $56 million contract prior to last season. He is owed $15 million in both 2015 and 2016 before a $14 million vesting option for 2017 comes into play.

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