GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Former Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher has announced his retirement from a 12-year career in Major League Baseball.
Swisher, 36, who also spent time with the Athletics, White Sox, Yankees and Braves organizations announced his retirement in a lengthy letter posted on the Players' Tribune.
Swisher was an All-Star with the Yankees in 2010 and won a World Series with the Bronx Bombers in 2009. Prior to the 2013 season, Swisher joined the Indians signing a four-year contract worth $56 million. The Tribe made the wild-card game for the American League in his first season with the club.
The former Ohio State Buckeye battled injuries near the end of his career and last season was in the Yankees minor league system.
Swisher finishes his MLB career with 245 home runs and 803 RBIs. He'll be remembered most perhaps for his fun-loving happy-go-lucky personality with fans and teammates.
- Nick Camino