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Nick Swisher back with Indians after birth of his daughter, Cord Phelps optioned to the minors

By Stephanie Storm Published: May 24, 2013

Nick Swisher rejoined the Indians before Friday's game at Fenway Park after three days away from the team following his stay on the paternity list for the birth of his daughter Tuesday. Swisher worked out Thursday morning at Progressive Field before joining his teammates in Boston for the final three games of the series.

Swisher, who signed a $56 million dollar deal with the Indians in the off season, is batting .274 with 12 doubles, one triple and six homers and 16 RBI and has scored 24 run in 40 games. The daughter is the first child of he and his wife JoAnna.

Tomake room on the roster for Swisher, infielder Cord Phelps was optioned back to Triple- A Columbus. Indians manager Terry Francona was able to get Phelps into Thursday night’s 12-3 blowout win over the Red Sox, but Phelps grounded out in his only at-bat.

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