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Sizemore close to returning

Posted on: April 16, 2011 2:24 pm

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Grady SizemoreGrady Sizemore is back at Progressive Field in Cleveland and he could return to the Indians in the next couple of days, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Sizemore was scheduled to have a workout in front of the Indians' training staff on Saturday and then a determination on his readiness will be made.

"I can't rule out anything," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "We don't know when, but it's going to be soon."

Sizemore has been out 11 months with a left knee injury. He underwent microfracture surgery in June.

When Sizemore returns, Michael Brantley will move to left. Brantley's certainly made the most of his opportunity, hitting .333/.400/.417 heading into Saturday's game. While the Indians' offense has been good, the team's left fielders (Austin Kearns, Travis Buck) have struggled, hitting .128 so far this season.

Siemore has played in five minor league games, hitting .353 (6 for 17) with a home run and four RBI.

"I'm not expecting to play seven days the first week," Sizemore said. "I'm sure it will be a slow progression. I would expect [Acta] will work around off-days and give me days between. But I don't want to have too many days off, because then [the knee] will get stiff."

Acta's certainly happy about adding Sizemore to the lineup.

"Regardless of what type of lineup you have, when you add Grady Sizemore to any lineup, any team in America, you're addict to it," Acta said. "Is that an understatement?"

If Sizemore's back to where he can be, it's not. But that's to be seen.

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