Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Red Sox Sign Grady Sizemore To One-Year Deal

(AP Photo)
The Red Sox added outfield depth on Wednesday by signing Grady Sizemore to a one-year major league contract. The deal for the oft-injured center-fielder features a modest base salary of $750,000—but that could balloon to $6 million with performance incentives. Sizemore could provide back-up and/or competition for Jackie Bradley, Jr. The 31-year old Sizemore has had seven surgeries since the end of 2009—and missed the entire 2013 season due to microfracture knee surgery. Sizemore was one of the most dynamic players in the American League before his string of injuries. In parts of eight seasons, he's hit .269 with 139 HRs (including 33 dingers in 2008). He's also stolen 134 bases. This is a great low-risk signing by Ben Cheringtonone FenwayNation first advocated for way back on August 13, 2013.