Nick Swisher Changes Agents

Nick Swisher has hired Dan Lozano as his new agent, reports's Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link).  There were reports earlier today that linked Swisher to Scott Boras, but instead it's Lozano who has added the Yankee outfielder to his list of clients, which includes such names as Albert Pujols, Michael Young and Jimmy Rollins.  Swisher was formerly represented by Joe Bick.

Swisher has hit exactly 29 homers in each of two seasons as a Yankee, and he hit .288/.359/.511 in 635 plate appearances last year as the Yankees' everyday right fielder. The switch-hitter made his first All-Star team in 2010.  Swisher, 30, will earn $9MM this year and the Yankees have the option of exercising a $10.25MM in 2012 or spending $1MM on a buyout.

MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith also contributed to this post

13 Responses to Nick Swisher Changes Agents Leave a Reply

  1. AmericanMovieFan 4 years ago

    I suppose this makes a little more sense than Boras.

    • Infield Fly 4 years ago

      It does if Swish’ wants the Yanks to deal with him! 😀

    • 55saveslives 4 years ago

      This is the first time a “mystery agent” was involved!

  2. Warms an A’s fan’s heart

  3. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    What th??

  4. MB923 4 years ago

    He sure as hell can!

    Edit- This was meant to be a reply to LarryDelucaNY. I guess my PC/internet is acting like YFS78’s today.

  5. dc21892 4 years ago

    I’m curious to see if Swisher can repeat the higher batting average again this year. Last year he finally put it all together and had a pretty good season for NY. His adjustments along with NY’s hitting coach helping him out paid off well.

    • Ben Graver 4 years ago

      His improved stance definitely paid off at the plate, but with a .335 BaBIP last year, it will be hard to repeat. But that’s what we play the games for.

      • dc21892 4 years ago

        It certainly can be done. He’s a pro althlete. There is no reason he can’t repeat or improve on what he did. He’s a good hitter and with a great team around him there is no reason he shouldn’t be doing that all the time. There has to be competition throughout the whole lineup.

  6. Green_Monster 4 years ago

    Best off season news for the Yankees?

  7. MetsEventually 4 years ago

    Best news for the Yankees. Won’t get overpaid now.

  8. Who was his agent before?

  9. In a game against the Rays in ’09 (I think), he was the only pitcher not to give up a run. So yes, I’d say he can.

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