NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After four years of saluting the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium, Nick Swisher may have a suitor in Boston.
New York’s biggest rival has “an interest” in the free-agent outfielder, according to the New York Post.
Swisher, a switch-hitter who can also play first base, declined the Yankees’ $13.3 million, one-year qualifying offer earlier this month.
He’s expected to land an expensive multi-year deal, not a great fit for Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who has his eye on getting below the $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014.
But would he fit in with the Red Sox? Maybe.
“He is on their radar,” a source told the Post.
Swisher hit .272 with 24 home runs and 93 RBIs for the Yankees in 2012.
Admired by many for his good-natured demeanor, Swisher fell out of favor with some Yankees fans in October for yet another postseason slump.
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