Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Grady Sizemore, a player once regarded as an up-and-coming, five-tool superstar, is reportedly eyeing a return to the diamond in 2013, and the Red Sox are apparently doing their homework. The Red Sox have “checked in” on Sizemore, according to the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman. Now, teams tend to do a lot of “checking in” this time of year, but it’s an interesting bit of news, nonetheless. Sizemore missed all of the 2012 season and hasn’t played in over 100 games since 2009, but he enjoyed plenty of success in Cleveland for a four-year stretch before injuries really began to take their toll. Sizemore earned three straight All-Star selections from 2006-2008, and he finished in the top 12 for American League MVP voting each year during that span. The outfielder also collected two Gold Gloves, adding to the notion that he was once a solid all-around player when healthy. Unfortunately for Sizemore, injuries have consistently plagued him. The 30-year-old has had issues with his elbow, knee and back, and therefore, he inherently poses a risk — albeit minimal — for whichever team decides to take a flier on him this season. Sizemore — once a 30-home run, 30-stolen bases guy — has a long way to go before convincing teams he’s healthy enough to contribute, but clearly he hasn’t fallen off the map completely. #RedSox have expressed interest in free agent OF Torii Hunter, checked in on free agent OF Grady Sizemore. Different circumstances each guy. — Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) November 8, 2012
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Aldon Smith was reportedly drinking with Ray McDonald

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17 with injury

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans give LeBron a warm reception

Adam Silver: No NBA team is tanking

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

Jay Cutler is not the answer for the Titans

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

JJ Watt's bloody face defines 2014 campaign

Dominic Raiola insists he didn't intentionally stomp opponent

Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in NFL history

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Don't mess with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

Darren Sproles' wife Michel fires back at Eagles critics

Steve Smith expects 'couch quarterback' criticism

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Yankees pay for education of slain officer's children

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

Brady: Edelman might be Pat's Most Dependable Player

Who can fight off the Golden State Warriors in the West?

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into 'Sunday Night Football' slot

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17

An appreciation for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab touchdown celebrations

D-Wade: Heat fans should cheer LeBron

Niners OT asked Te'o about fake girlfriend

Sproles' wife fires back at Eagles critics

Game of the week: Lions vs. Packers

'Manny' is the must-watch documentary about Manny Pacquiao

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

JJ Watt's bloody face defines 2014 campaign

Jets claim to be best 3-12 team ever

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.