It's unclear if Xavier Nady is just leading the race in right face, as Bryan Hoch says, if he's outright won the job, as Tyler Kepner says. But, regardless, he's at least in the favorable position and, if the season started now, it would be his job, Joe Girardi told Hoch. Swisher is quoted in both articles.

"They wouldn't have brought me over here if I wasn't going to do something," Swisher said. "We're just going to see how it goes."

Ive been thinking all day about what I wanted to say, Swisher told us after the game, an 8-3 loss to the Phillies. Im the type of guy, I want to play every day, theres no doubt about that. I guess were just going to see how it plays out.

Nady also chimed in for Hoch:

"I still had the same mind-set going in, to try and get ready for the season," Nady said. "I know Swisher is obviously going to be a big part of this team. We both plan on playing a lot, and I think we're going to need everybody in order to have success."