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Yankees’ Nick Swisher spends week as minor-league coach

Nick Swisher smiles into the Yankees dugout after

Nick Swisher smiles into the Yankees dugout after he hit a grand slam in the third inning. (Aug. 13, 2012) Photo Credit: David Pokress

TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Swisher is spending one week of the offseason as a New York Yankees coach.

Swisher was a guest instructor Monday with the Yankees instructional league team in Tampa, Florida. He worked with players in the new indoor facility at the team’s minor league complex and watched part of an intrasquad game from the dugout.

Swisher is expected to be with team until the season concludes at the end of the week.

Slowed by knee injuries the past several years, Swisher appeared in 76 games with Atlanta and Cleveland in 2014. The 35-year old slugger played in 55 games last season for the Yankees’ Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team, then ended his season in July when his second child was born.

Alex Rodriguez, Orlando Hernandez and Tino Martinez have also been instructional league coaches this year.

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