Acquired 10 years ago in one of the most one-sided deals in recent
baseball history, by age 25 he had become a three-time all-star and
two-time Gold Glove center fielder. However, Grady Sizemore, a free agent now
at age 30, has missed most of the past season and a half due to
recurring back and knee injuries.
Sizemore's agent, Joe
Urbon, disclosed on MLB.com that Sizemore underwent microfracture
surgery back in September, news that had not been previously released.
The expected rehabilitation period for microfracture is nine to twelve
months. Therefore, Sizemore will not be ready to play until at least
Cleveland Plain Dealers' Paul Hoynes reports that Cleveland Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti
remarked, "We wouldn't close any doors. What we've talked about with
Grady is if
there's a right fit, and it made sense, we wouldn't close any doors on
it", when asked if the Indians would sign him to a minor league
Urbon had also stated that Sizemore would try to play again. When and where remain as questions.
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