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Grady Sizemore | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Grady Sizemore went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He's managed to stay healthy to this point, but Sizemore has been inconsistent at the plate. After hitting .343 with two homers over his first 10 games, the outfielder has just three hits in 37 at-bats since to drop his season line to .208/.275/.361. Fantasy owners might be best served to bench him until he gets back on track.
Apr 27 - 3:52 PM

Grady Sizemore went 0-for-4 on Saturday to drop his average to .245.

Sizemore is 1-for-18 in his last four starts. It should be nothing more than a fluke, but he's really struggled in his time in the leadoff spot this season, going 3-for-26 with no extra-base hits and one walk in six games. He's 10-for-27 with four extra-base hits and three walks while hitting fifth or sixth.
Apr 19 - 4:41 PM

Grady Sizemore is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

It's just a routine day of rest for Sizemore. Mike Carp will draw the start in left field and hit fifth for the Red Sox.
Apr 12 - 9:33 AM

Grady Sizemore was 2-for-4 with a go-ahead three-run homer in Friday's win over the Yankees.

The Red Sox had nothing going against CC Sabathia over the first five innings, but Jonny Gomes and Sizemore both went deep in the sixth inning to put them in front. Sizemore has started in left field in each of the last two games, which is where he could play most of the time if the Red Sox decide to keep Jackie Bradley, Jr. with the big club when Shane Victorino comes off the disabled list.
Apr 11 - 10:29 PM

Grady Sizemore will make his first career start in left field Thursday against the Yankees.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said he's using Sizemore in left field and Jackie Bradley, Jr. in center field on Thursday because of the dimensions in Yankee Stadium and that it's not necessarily a permanent situation. Still, we could see a similar look when Shane Victorino comes off the disabled list. Sizemore will bat leadoff Thursday while the struggling Daniel Nava has been dropped to fifth in the order.

Grady Sizemore is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Sitting out a day game after a night game will be a regular occurrence for Sizemore. Jackie Bradley is playing center field Wednesday and is being flanked by Jonny Gomes in left and Daniel Nava in right.
Apr 9 - 12:10 PM

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