08:11 AM ET 04.09 | Life has been good for Nick Swisher since arriving in his new baseball hometown, batting cleanup and playing first for the Indians. But the 32-year-old admitted he was "hurt" by the Yankees' decision to let him go without even an offer last winter after he averaged 26 home runs and 87 RBI per season during his four-year run in pinstripes. "It hurt," Swisher said before going 1-for-3 in a loss to his former team. "When it boils down to it, they didn't come to me. They didn't even offer anything. In a situation like that, as much as I love that city and as hard as it was for me to leave, I had to do what was best for my family and myself."