Grady Sizemore appears to be headed back to the Indians.
The free-agent outfielder is in serious discussions with his previous team, according to major-league sources.
One source said the odds of the Indians re-signing Sizemore were "70-30." Another source said a deal was "very likely."
By staying with the Indians, Sizemore would remain with the doctors and trainers who know him best. He would sign a one-year contract, attempt to keep his knees healthy and try to better position himself for another crack at free agency next offseason.
Other than the Indians, the Phillies, Cubs and Rockies have been the most aggressive teams on Sizemore, sources said. The Indians had been pressing him for an answer, knowing they might need to move on to other pursuits.
Sizemore became a free agent after the Indians declined his $9 million club option. He is expected to receive a much lower guarantee in this contract, but with incentives that could push his total to approximately the same value a...