Cleveland (WOIO) - Yankees right fielder concluded his two-day visit with Indians officials, but failed to sign the free agent to a deal. According to the Plain Dealer, the contract offer could be four-years worth about $50 million.
Swisher, who played baseball at Ohio State, arrived in Cleveland on Monday night and spent the two days meeting with Indians president Mark Shapiro, general manager Chris Antonetti and others.
Tribe officials took Swisher and his wife to dinner on Monday and continued their meeting on Tuesday with lunch and a tour of Progressive Field. At the ballpark, the Indians displayed Swisher in an Indians uniform on the scoreboard and placed him fourth in the 2013 Indians batting order.
Also, the Indians surprised Swisher at lunch on Tuesday by having former Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel join them.
The Indians have a hole in right field after trading Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati last week.
Swisher hit .272 in 2012 with 24 homers and 93 RBI's.