"It just seems to make sense," Francona said of the lineup.
Swisher grounded out in his pinch-hit at-bat Tuesday and is 5-for-38 since coming off the DL.
"I talked to [Swisher] before we left for the road trip," Francona said. "He'll be in there Friday."
The Indians begin a three-game series on Friday against the Mariners and then will play three in Los Angeles against the Dodgers without the DH.
Chris Gabel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.