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Grady Sizemore | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

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.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 05:20:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:06:00 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:24:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 10:58:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:41:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:40:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:18:00 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.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:41:00 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.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 06:14:00 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.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 05:27:00 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.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Cliff Lee
7Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Luis Garcia
8Elvis Araujo