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Nick Swisher was hurt when Yankees made no offer to him

Drew Stubbs #11 and Nick Swisher #33 celebrate

Drew Stubbs #11 and Nick Swisher #33 celebrate with Mark Reynolds #12 of the Cleveland Indians after Reynolds hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game during the first inning against the Yankees. (April 8, 2013) Credit: Getty

CLEVELAND -- Nick Swisher's true feelings came through, if only for an instant.

"It hurt," Swisher said before Monday's game against the team with which he spent the last four years.

The hurt, he said, was the Yankees not making him an offer during the offseason when he was a free agent. Swisher ended up signing a four-year, $56-million deal with the Indians that includes a $14-million option for a fifth season.

"When it boils down to it, they didn't come to me, they didn't even offer anything," said Swisher, who went 1-for-3 with two walks Monday. "So in a situation like that, as much as I loved that city and as hard as it was for me to leave, I had to do what was best for my family and myself."


Nuñez returns

Eduardo Nuñez, knocked out of Friday's game after getting hit in his right biceps with a Doug Fister fastball, was back in the lineup Monday, starting at short and hitting seventh. "Hurts a little bit, but I think I can make it today," Nuñez said. He went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.


Jeter on field again

Derek Jeter, who returned to on-field activities Saturday, took 10 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt and 30 at his regular position. Jeter, whose progress in recovering from a broken left ankle has been significantly slowed in recent weeks, also hit in the batting cage and played long-toss.

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