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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees reacts after he struck out against the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees anticipating signing Swisher to minors deal

Nick Swisher, member of the 2009 championship team, has been working out at the Yankees’ training facility in Tampa, Florida and is expected to sign a minor league deal with the club. The 35 year old was released by the Atlanta Braves earlier this Spring due to knee injuries and sub-par performance. Swisherย will likely play first base, a need the Yankees have due to Greg Bird going down and Dustin Ackley being unreliable.

Swisher won’t be the switch-hitting slugger he was, but it will not hurt the Yankees to give him a look. You can never have too much depth, and Swisher won’t command a large contract.

Mark Feinsand of the Daily News is reporting that Swisher can opt out of his deal if he’s still at triple-A on June 15.