Phillies sign Grady Sizemore to minor-league contract
Discarded by the Red Sox, former All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore has latched on with the Phillies.
Not long after being cut loose by the Red Sox, outfielder Grady Sizemore has caught on with another club. On Tuesday, the Phillies announced that they signed Sizemore to a minor-league contract. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman adds that Sizemore will have an opt-out in July.
Sizemore, 31, batted .216/.288/.324 in 205 plate appearances for the Red Sox this season before being released. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 118 across parts of nine big-league seasons.
That Sizemore even spent time on a major-league roster in 2014 is in itself remarkable. This, after all, is a player who's endured injury upon injury, hadn't played in the majors since 2011 and hadn't performed at a high level since 2008. Still, hard to blame the Phils for taking a low-cost flyer on a three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, no matter how unlikely it is he'll contribute on an extended basis.
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