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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 as the option or beyond.
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Free agent Grady Sizemore is currently in contract talks with the Cleveland Indians, according to the outfielder’s agent.Joe Urbon told Fox Sports that his client is in serious discussions to stay in Cleveland, where he’s played his entire eight-year MLB career. Sizemore will likely get a one-year offer, in an effort to rehab his shaky knees and take another shot at the free...
Sizemore and the Indians are re-united forat least one more season (Photo: AP).Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook...The return of GradyWow, how quickly things can change.Just less than three weeks ago on October 31st the Indians chose to decline outfielder Grady Sizemore’s $9 million club option and the chances of him returning were remote. While he and the...
Even after letting Grady Sizemore enter free agency, the Indians were interested in keeping him. Now a one-year deal between the two sides appears close to fruition.
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The Indians declined a $9 million option for Sizemore on Oct. 31, but are interested in re-signing the center fielder ... but at a lower price.
The Cleveland Indians are in “serious discussions” with Grady Sizemore, sources close to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports say. Rosenthal adds, “One source says, “70-30.” Another says, “very likely.”
Earlier this month, there were rumors about the Colorado Rockies expressing interest in the free agent outfielder. ESPN's Jim Bowden predicted Sizemore would receive...
The Cleveland Indians have stepped up their efforts to sign outfielder Grady Sizemore, less than three weeks after declining a $9 million option and allowing him to become a free agent.
The Indians and Grady Sizemore are having "serious discussions" about a one-year contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). One of Rosenthal's sources says a deal is "very likely," while another source is only slightly less optimistic, pegging the chances of an agreement at "70-30."
It would be a bit of a surprise if Sizemore...
Terry Pluto's talkin about D'Qwell Jackson and the Browns' offensive line; the Indians and Grady Sizemore, the Cavs and the lockout and more in Terry's Talkin'.
Plain Dealer Indians beat reporter also predicts that in 2012 Grady Sizemore will play for . . .
I’m definitely surprised. I figured he’d simply join the Tigers and have a monster year out of nowhere.
From Buster Olney at ESPN:
The Cleveland Indians and outfielder Grady Sizemore are on the verge of agreeing on a one-year deal, sources told ESPN.com’s Buster Olney.
The Indians declined a $9 million option and allowed Sizemore to become a free agent less than three...
They missed on free-agent target Grady Sizemore. Mark Ellis and Jamey Carroll took more money elsewhere. And Martin Prado, for now, remains a Brave.