Indians News: Nick Swisher Getting "Stronger" In Rehab From Knee Injuries

Cleveland Indians outfielder Nick Swisher tested his ailing knees in a baserunning workout on Friday, and was pleased with how he felt after the workout on Saturday morning.

Swisher's next test comes on Sunday, when is slated to participate in a baserunning exercise again -- this time without the knee braces that he's been sporting regularly on both legs since back in September.

"Tomorrow is going to be good," Swisher said on Saturday, via Jordan Bastian of "Just with everything, everything is getting stronger. My whole body is. I just want to make sure that I'm able to get ready for that 162 gauntlet. Yeah, you can feel good now, but I don't want to feel good until the end of April. I want to make sure I'm [feeling good] all the way through."

Swisher is aiming to be in the lineup on Opening Day, but he's also remaining realistic that his recovery time might stretch into the regular season.

"We're just grinding away, man," Swisher said. "We're working our tails off and just trying to get ready. With the way we ran the bases [Friday], that plays in a big league ballgame, which is nice. So we're just going to make sure everything else is good and reassess next week."

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