Update (6:14 p.m) – Jon Heyman tweeted that Swisher will not meet with the Mariners on his free agent tour. A source within the Mariners confirmed that they have stopped pursuing Swisher. It didn’t sound as though Swisher was ever really serious about signing with Seattle.
The Cleveland Indians met with outfielder Nick Swisher on Tuesday and pulled out all the stops while wooing the free agent switch-hitter. They even enlisted the help of a person who is familiar with recruiting. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel ate lunch with Swisher and others at progressive field. …