Red Sox, Grady Sizemore agree to 1-year deal
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The Red Sox have signed Grady Sizemore to a 1-year, $750,000 deal that could go up to $6 million with incentives, according to CBS Sports. Sizemore has not played since 2011 due to injury problems, according to CBS Sports. He's had 7 surgeries since 2009, which has cut into his playing time, according to CBS Sports. But Sizemore, who had a .281/.372/.496 (128 OPS+) with 107 home runs and 115 stolen bases from 2005-08, according to CBS Sports. Since injuries hit him, he's only hit .234/.314/.413 (93 OPS+) in 210 games, according to CBS Sports.
There are 3 possibilities for this move. 1 - he's an everyday start that can show Jackie Bradley, Jr. the ropes even more. 2 - He'll be a back up for JBJ, or 3 - it will be a platoon in center with him and Bradley, Jr. splitting time in 7 so Bradley can get playing experience while at the same time, learning from someone who used to be considered one of the most dynamic players in the game before injuries hit. However you slice it, I think it's a good move for the Sox and I think it's a low-risk, high-reward move. As Globe writer, Nick Cafardo tweeted (see below), he was Jacoby Ellsbury before Jacoby Ellsbury, so if he could give us that even in spurts, I think the move would be worth it.
Grady Sizemore was jacoby Ellsbury before jacoby Ellsbury
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) January 23, 2014
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