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Grady Sizemore | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rays optioned OF Grady Sizemore to Triple-A Durham.
Sizemore reached base in all three plate appearances Monday but has hit just .235/.245/.392 overall for the Rays. Steven Souza (finger) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game to take Sizemore's roster spot. Jul 20 - 10:22 PM

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Grady Sizemore is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

He broke out of an 0-for-20 slump on Friday when he blasted a solo home run against Drew Hutchison, but he'll take a seat against opposing knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Joey Butler will draw the start in left field and bat second for the Rays on Saturday.
Jul 18 - 10:12 AM

Grady Sizemore belted his second home run of the season in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday.

His third-inning blast snapped an 0-for-20 skid. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is hitting just .238/.267/.329 with 13 RBI on the season. He has very little fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues.
Jul 17 - 9:44 PM

Grady Sizemore continued his hot-hitting in Friday's loss to the Yankees, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

He is experiencing a nice little resurgence to begin his career with the Rays, hitting .409 (9-for-22) with a homer, four RBI and a stolen base in six games. It's extremely unlikely that he continues to be this productive, but he's worth utilizing as a fourth or fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues until he cools off.
Jul 3 - 11:51 PM

Grady Sizemore went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Facing off against his former team, Sizemore punched in runs with a pair of RBI singles in the first and sixth innings. He was released from the Phillies last month after hitting .245/.288/.296 with zero homers and six RBI in 104 plate appearances. Sizemore's picked up six hits since June 28 (when the Rays acquired him), but there's little reason to expect much fantasy juice here.
Jul 2 - 3:28 PM

Grady Sizemore homered to break up Cody Anderson's bid for a perfect game, finishing 1-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Sizemore drilled Anderson's offering over the fence in right field with one out in the seventh inning to end the perfecto. The veteran went 3-for-5 in his Rays debut -- and his return to the major leagues after a month-long layoff -- so things are looking up for him right now. We don't expect him to be of much fantasy utility over the long haul, though.
Jun 29 - 10:12 PM

Grady Sizemore, in his return to the majors, went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Sizemore was released by the Phillies at the beginning of the month, then signed to a minor league deal by the Rays two weeks later. He had been with Single-A Charlotte since. The 32-year-old veteran showed he still has some life left in his bat, providing one of the Rays' three runs with an RBI single in the seventh. Sizemore hit .245/.288/.296 with no home runs and six RBI in 104 plate appearances for the Phillies earlier this year.
Jun 28 - 4:44 PM

Rays purchased the contract of OF Grady Sizemore from High-A Charlotte.

Sizmore inked a minor league deal with Tampa earlier this month after the Phillies cut him loose. He hit only .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games for Philadelphia and will be used in a reserve role with the Rays.
Jun 28 - 10:15 AM

Grady Sizemore will begin playing in games with the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs on Monday.

Sizemore spent the last week working out at the Rays' spring training complex and has now been cleared for live games. The veteran outfielder signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay on June 15 after getting released by the Phillies on June 1. He hit .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games for Philadelphia.
Jun 22 - 3:01 PM

Rays signed OF Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract.

Sizemore was released by the Phillies on June 1 after batting just .245/.288/.296 with zero homers in 39 games. The 32-year-old probably won't suddenly turn it around with Tampa Bay. He'll first report to the team's spring training complex in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Jun 15 - 3:36 PM

Phillies released OF Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore had been designated for assignment and, not surprisingly, cleared waivers. The 32-year-old has batted only .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games this season. He'll be able to find a job elsewhere but might have to settle for a minor league deal.
Jun 1 - 7:03 PM

Phillies designated OF Grady Sizemore for assignment.

The Phils re-signed Sizemore to a $2 million contract over the winter after he was decent for them down the stretch last season, but he's hit just .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games this season. He's at least managed to stay healthy for a while now, but the 32-year-old just doesn't look to have anything left in the tank.
May 29 - 2:29 PM

Grady Sizemore went 4-for-5 with a double in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Sizemore's double off of Addison Reed was just the third extra-base knock Sizemore has managed this season. He's hitting for an OK average at .275/.315/.319 over 69 at-bats, but his bat might as well be a spaghetti noodle when it comes to anything more than power and for this reason, Sizemore shouldn't be relied upon in any fantasy format.
May 16 - 11:54 PM

Grady Sizemore got the start in right field Tuesday and went 3-for-4 against the Blue Jays.

The Phillies didn't initially include Sizemore when talking about the right-field mix to replace Domonic Brown, mostly because he doesn't have the arm for the spot, but it looks like they might have softened on their stance, probably after taking a harder look at their other options. Certainly, the decision to shove Ben Revere to left was bad news for Sizemore -- he appeared in line to get plenty of time there before Odubel Herrera impressed in center -- and Sizemore will need to get starts in right every once in a while if he's going to have much of a role for the Phillies. He's just a fringe NL-only guy at the moment.
Mar 31 - 4:58 PM

Grady Sizemore was the only Phillies starter not to get a hit against the Red Sox on Sunday, going 0-for-2 with a walk.

Sizemore's walk came after he appeared to all the world to strike out. Umpire Eric Cooper punched him out, making the call and motion, and then apparently thought better of it and let him continue the at-bat. Sizemore walked on the next pitch. Even with that assist, Sizemore is 2-for-19 this spring. He also dropped a ball in left field today, seemingly because of the sun. Since he's on a guaranteed contract, he's expected to make the Phillies. However, some of the non-roster players have been more impressive thus far.
Mar 15 - 4:39 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Cobb
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Alex Colome