CLEVELAND: Manager Terry Francona said that Nick Swisher appears to be close to getting back on the field after missing four games with a sore right shoulder.
""He's going to come in tomorrow and hit off a tee,'' Francona said. ""He feels really good. He'll take batting practice Friday, and if all goes well, he should play Saturday.''
Swisher missed three games earlier with shoulder pain and had been in a slump lately, possibly due to his latest injury.