The Boston Red Sox intend to explore the possibility of signing free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday.
Sizemore became a free agent Monday when the Cleveland Indians declined his $9 million option for 2012. He is coming off three injury-riddled seasons due to knee ailments that included microfracture surgery.
Sizemore, 29, has missed 276 games over the final three years. From 2005-08, he averaged nearly 160 games, batting better than .280 with averages of 27 homers, 81 RBI and 28 steals.
The Red Sox are looking to fill a hole in right field manned last season by Josh Reddick and Darnell McDonald in the absence of injured right fielder J.D. Drew.