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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
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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

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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 MLBDailyDish.com 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

Grady Sizemore had two hits, two RBI and a walk Wednesday against the Twins.

After finishing April with a .208 average, Sizemore is at .323 with five walks in 31 at-bats this month. He's probably ready for another look in the leadoff spot, but since Dustin Pedroia is doing well up there now, it's unlikely Boston will make a change right away.
May 14 - 11:48 PM

Grady Sizemore went 3-for-6 with the walk-off single in the 12th inning as the Red Sox beat the Reds 4-3 on Tuesday.

Sizemore notched three hits in the game, his second multi-hit contest in two games after going without one since April 13. His third hit was the most important, bringing in David Ortiz to give the Red Sox the victory. Despite the good game, Sizemore is hitting just .242 with a .698 OPS on the season.
May 6 - 11:52 PM

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

Sizemore will take a seat with left-hander Erik Bedard on the mound for Tampa Bay. Jonny Gomes will make the start in left field and makes for a good play in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 29 - 3:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez