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Grady Sizemore | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Phillies re-signed OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million contract.
The deal includes performance bonuses. Sizemore, 32, batted .253/.313/.389 with three home runs and 12 RBI over 176 plate appearances after joining the Phillies around midseason and figures to serve as a part-time player in 2015. Oct 23 - 5:20 PM

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Grady Sizemore belted a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning of Wednesday's win against the Nationals.

Thanks to Sizemore, the Phillies polished off a series sweep of the NL East-leading Nationals. Sizemore's blast put the Phillies up 5-4, a lead they never relented. It's only his second home run as a Phillie, and he has knocked in nine runs with a .307/.342/.474 slash line in 120 plate appearances. Sizemore's playing time is a day-to-day decision for manager Ryne Sandberg, who will juggle at least five outfielders for three spots through the remainder of the season.
Aug 27 - 11:06 PM

Grady Sizemore doubled and scored a run against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Sizemore doubled in the third inning, his 19th double of the year. He came around to score on a Wil Nieves single. After a hot start with the Phillies, Sizemore has cooled considerably in recent weeks. The 32-year-old was hitting .244/.292/.356 in August prior to Sunday's game.
Aug 24 - 4:24 PM

Grady Sizemore had a pair of singles in the Phillies 11-0 loss on Saturday.

He finished 2-for-4 Since being cut by the Red Sox, Sizemore has found the fountain of youth in Philadelphia. With the Phillies he's batting .353/.389/.485. We don't expect Sizemore to sustain those numbers, but if you want to take a flyer on a hot streak, he's an option.
Aug 2 - 10:58 PM

Grady Sizemore went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Sizemore has done nothing but hit since joining the Phillies. Thursday's outing brings his slash line up to .328/.359/.459 in 64 plate appearances. He has a home run and five RBI to go along with it. The Phillies can still trade Marlon Byrd at any point in August, but until then, Sizemore will be sharing playing time in left and center field with Domonic Brown and Ben Revere, respectively.
Jul 31 - 11:41 PM

Grady Sizemore went yard for the first time as the member of a National League team, hitting a solo home run to right field in Tuesday's win against the Mets.

It was the 142nd career home run for the veteran outfielder. The prior 141 had all come as a member of an American League squad. Sizemore took starter Dillon Gee out to right field in the fourth to pad the Phillies' lead to 2-0. Since joining the Phillies, Sizemore is slashing .314/.352/.451 in 54 plate appearances. Should the Phillies trade Marlon Byrd, Sizemore would be in line for even more playing time.
Jul 29 - 10:08 PM

Grady Sizemore went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, helping to lead the Phillies in Friday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Phillies lineup, Sizemore looked like the dynamic outfielder of old, scoring a pair of runs, netting an RBI and even swiping his sixth base of the season. As long as he's seeing regular playing time, he's a viable option as a fourth or fifth outfielder in deep mixed leagues.
Jul 25 - 10:40 PM

Grady Sizemore went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his Phillies' debut on Friday against the Nationals.

Sizemore, who signed a minor league deal with the Phillies last month, batted leadoff and played center field in his debut. He's expected to play a few times a week, likely filling in at all three outfield positions. The 31-year-old hit just .216 with a .612 OPS before the Red Sox cut him loose, so we aren't expecting much at this point, but he could be worth a flier in NL-only formats.
Jul 11 - 10:18 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of OF Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

They had to prior to the All-Star break or Sizemore was likely to opt out of his contract. The 31-year-old batted .289/.360/.378 with one homer over 10 games for Lehigh Valley to earn the promotion. He hit only .216/.288/.324 for the Red Sox before being released, however, and is no safe bet to turn it around in Philly. Sizemore also isn't guaranteed regular playing time.
Jul 10 - 8:41 PM

Chris Cotillo of reports that Grady Sizemore can opt out of his minor league contract with the Phillies if he's not called up by the All-Star break.

Sizemore signed on with the Phillies Tuesday after being released by the Red Sox last week. He hit just .216/.288/.324 in 205 plate appearances for Boston and will obviously have to show more over the next three weeks in the minors to receive a promotion.
Jun 24 - 6:14 PM

Phillies signed OF Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The Phillies were one of the first teams linked to Sizemore after the Red Sox released him last week and it didn't take long for a deal to be put in place. Sizemore will report to Lehigh Valley on Thursday and could work his way up to Philadelphia rather soon. He batted just .216/.288/.324 in 205 plate appearances for Boston.
Jun 24 - 5:27 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies are one of the teams that have reached out to Grady Sizemore.

It's not clear what level of interest they have, as Heyman notes that "there are others" interested in the outfielder. Sizemore was cut loose by the Red Sox this week and is now free to sign with anyone. He'll almost surely have to settle for a minor league contract.
Jun 20 - 3:04 PM

Red Sox released OF Grady Sizemore.

The Sox are doing Sizemore a solid here, as he can look for a new job right away rather than having to wait 10 days to be traded or outrighted off the 40-man roster. Sizemore hit just .216/.288/.324 batting over 205 plate appearances for the Red Sox, but he did manage to stay healthy and should find someone willing to take a shot on him.
Jun 18 - 1:48 PM

Red Sox designated OF Grady Sizemore for assignment.

Sizemore has made for a great story this season, but he simply hasn't produced enough. The 31-year-old has cool significantly since early April and owns an underwhelming .216/.288/.324 batting line over 205 plate appearances. The Red Sox have called up Garin Cecchini to take his place on the active roster.
Jun 17 - 3:26 PM

Grady Sizemore is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Sizemore is hitting just .167 (8-for-48) with two extra-base hits and a .481 OPS against southpaws this season, so he's on the bench with T.J. House pitching for Cleveland. Alex Hassan will make the start in right field.
Jun 3 - 2:54 PM

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C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Andy Oliver
12Paul Clemens