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38 Grady Sizemore CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 8/2/1982 | Birthplace: Seattle, WA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 81/55 | Average Draft Position: 216.59
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Grady Sizemore smacks three-run home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Yankees Friday.

Sizemore, who is likely the very early favorite to win the Comeback Player of the Year award, has excelled at the plate, hitting .333/.394/.600 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base in 30 at-bats. He was given the day off Saturday, as he isn't in the team's starting lineup for its next game against the Yankees.


Red Sox reconsidering starting outfield alignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said he will consider an outfield alignment of Shane Victorino, Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley once Victorino returns from the disabled list. Farrell said he's considering the alignment because there's a "premium on defense," per MassLive.com.

Grady Sizemore sits Wednesday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore, who has taken the momentum gained in spring training and run with it into the regular season, is not in the lineup for the Wednesday game against Texas left-hander Robbie Ross.

Sizemore boats a stat line of .364/.440/.591 in 22 at-bats to start the season. But he will likely be sidelined often against southpaws, against whom he has traditionally struggled.


John Farrell to rest David Ortiz, Grady Sizemore this weekend


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) The day off for Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was planned. The tightness in his calf he has been experiening for weeks was not the primary reason for his absence in the Saturday lineup, John Farrell told WEEI.com.

Farrell is merely giving his veteran starters occasional rest. Grady Sizemore is expected to sit on Sunday in the series finale against Milwaukee.


Grady Sizemore in familiar leadoff spot Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) It took all of one week for John Farrell to get Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore into his familiar leadoff spot. He has been placed in that lineup spot Saturday against Milwaukee. Sizemore was a premier leadoff hitter for Cleveland before a spate of injuries threatened to end his career.

Sizemore, who is unlikely to make that his permanent spot until at least later in the season, is batting .300 with one home run in 10 at-bats to start the season. Also impressive is that he has fanned just twice in 12 plate appearances.


Grady Sizemore finds his way back to the starting lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore has returned to the lineup Friday.

Sizemore sat Thursday in favor of Jackie Bradley Jr against a tough lefty. Sizemore will start in center and hit sixth against Marco Estrada. 


Grady Sizemore sitting Thursday against Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) The desire to keep Grady Sizemore fresh and his traditional struggles against left-handed pitching resulted in his benching by the Red Sox for their Thursday game against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles. Jackie Bradley will replace him in center field.

Sizemore, who took a huge step in a remarkable comeback from multiple surgeries, is coming off an 0 for 4 performance with a strikeout to lower his batting average to .250.


Grady Sizemore homers on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore rewarded manager John Farrell for designated him as a starter Monday by going 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1 loss to the Orioles.

It was Sizemore's first regular-season action since September 2011 and his first home run since July 15, 2011, as he completes a comeback from multiple knee surgeries. Sizemore hit sixth in the lineup but has the potential to move up if he can continue to shine offensively.


Grady Sizemore completes comeback; will start for Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) The worst-kept secret is out: Grady Sizemore is the new starting center fielder for the Red Sox. John Farrell made that proclamation Friday, per ESPN.

Sizemore, who thoroughly outplayed Jackie Bradley in the spring competition, has completed a remarkable comeback from multiple knee surgeries that have prevented him from participating in a major league game since 2011. His last full season was 2008.

The 31-year-old Sizemore was a perennial all-star and among the most well-rounded stars in the sport before his spate of injuries. He averaged 116 runs and 81 RBI as the Indians leadoff hitter from 2005 to 2008. His bugaboo has been making consistent contact - Sizemore fanned at least 130 times in each of those years.

Sizemore will not lead off for the Red Sox. Farrell announced he will bat fifth or sixth to start the 2014 season.


Grady Sizemore likely to require frequent days off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Red Sox likely center field starter and unlikely comeback candidate Grady Sizemore played in the first of three straight exhibition games Tuesday before getting a day off Saturday. That could be the pattern for Sizemore, whose injury history might indeed require a couple days off per week.

So when John Farrell announced that there was still "a lot of internal discussion on who our starting center field is going to be," the Boston Globe speculated that merely meant they will need a viable option when Sizemore sits.

That option will probably not be Jackie Bradley, who has suffered through a brutal spring. The Red Sox would prefer Bradley gain daily playing experience at Triple-A Pawtucket.


Don't go crazy for Grady Sizemore


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) With Jackie Bradley continuing to underwhelm, the possibility of Grady Sizemore starting in center field for the Red Sox has been gaining traction in recent days. It's a development worth monitoring in Fantasy.

But should it precipitate a roster move? Not unless it's to drop Bradley.

Sizemore was a special talent and deserves a second chance at a major-league career after injuries derailed him the first time around, but he hasn't made a meaningful contribution in Fantasy since 2009, back when Barack Obama was first taking office and Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana.

And though he's put together a higher batting average than Bradley this spring, he hasn't done anything to suggest he's even close to the same player at age 31 that he was in his mid-20s. His home run Tuesday was just his second extra-base hit this spring. Bradley, as awful as he's been, has five. Stolen bases were also a big part of Sizemore's game five-plus years ago, but they obviously won't be anymore after all the knee problems. He has yet to even attempt one this spring.

I'm not saying you can't stash Sizemore in Fantasy in a Hail Mary type of move, but certainly in mixed leagues, you can come up with better than him. A B.J. Upton resurgence seems a more likely scenario, and I'm aiming pretty low with that one.


Loser in Red Sox center field race likely to be sent down


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said the center field job is an "either-or" decision, according to the Providence Journal.

Farrell's quote seems to indicate that the loser at the position will likely wind up being sent to the minor-leagues. The only scenario where both Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. would open with the the major-league club is if Shane Victorino is placed on the disabled list. That would be a temporary decision, however. Eventually, a decision will have to be made. 


Grady Sizemore likely to be starter in center field when healthy


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that outfielder Grady Sizemore will be team's regular starter in center field when he's ready to play every day, WEEI.com reports.

"We have every reason to believe at this point that he is a likely candidate to become an every day player, with durability on his side at some point," Farrell said.

Sizemore is 9 for 25 this spring.


John Farrell: Grady Sizemore destined for extended look


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) John Farrell has presented more evidence that Grady Sizemore has catapulted ahead of Jackie Bradley in the battle for the Red Sox starting center field job. He announced that Sizemore could play Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Sizemore continued his tremendous spring with three more hits Wednesday in a minor league game. His .381 batting average is more than double that of Jackie Bradley, with whom he is competing for the position.


Grady Sizemore making up for lost time


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore, who missed the last two seasons due to injury, is having quite the revival this spring, as he competes with Jackie Bradley for the starting job in center field.

While Sizemore is hitting .381 (8 for 21) through seven spring games and playing well defensively, he said the only focus for him this spring has been staying healthy.

"It's been encouraging. Every week it's better and better," Sizemore told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. "Just the fact I can get out there and move around, it's a lot better than it's been."

The Red Sox have certainly been surprised by what Sizemore has done this spring. The Red Sox clocked Sizemore at 4.2 seconds running down the line recently, which is only slightly slower than the 4.14 seconds manager John Farrell recalled from Sizemore's heyday.

“He doesn't look like a player who hasn't performed since 2011,” one Red Sox person said.


Jackie Bradley might be losing grip on starting job


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Jackie Bradley remains the Red Sox starting center fielder, but he has been outplayed by comeback-seeker Grady Sizemore and his job could be in jeopardy, according to the Boston Herald.

Sizemore is batting .308 with four singles in 13 at-bats and has earned increased playing time. Bradley continues to struggle with a .167 mark in 30 at-bats.

"We came into camp as Jackie as the guy to start in center field and I don't think anything has radically changed that thought," John Farrell said. "But we can't deny that Grady Sizemore has looked very well in camp. We're still trying our arms around his durability."

Sizemore has not played a full season since 2008 as knee injuries and various other ailments have robbed the former perennial all-star with the Indians of his reputation as a workhorse.


Grady Sizemore making a strong impression on manager


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell has been impressed with what he's seen from outfielder Grady Sizemore, who has missed the last two seasons due to injuries. Farrell said Sizemore isn't too far off from looking like the player he was during his prime with the Indians.

"You temper that past impression because of what he’s endured and the physical challenges that he’d had to overcome," Farrell said, per The Boston Globe. "What has stood out this spring is his timing at the plate. You would think it would have needed a greater number of at-bats to have the timing that he’s showing right now. That’s extremely encouraging.

"That’s the one thing that has stood out. Through our medical exam prior to signing him we felt he was a good bet and had every opportunity to get on the field and maintain that. Now to what level of games played, we don’t know that."

Despite Farrell's excitement, he continues to temper expectations.

"Everything has been very positive about him in camp. He’s also missed two years and we temper the excitement with that," Farrell said. "Even if he wasn’t coming off the number of challenges that he’s met physically, when you have a two-year gap if he came in with no restrictions you’d have to say, ‘OK, what is the likely number of games a player with this path could give us?’ We’ve got to keep all that in perspective."


Grady Sizemore continues to receive praise from manager


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore continued to receive praise from manager John Farrell, according to WEEI.

Farrell said Sizemore is "not far off" from his physical shape in Cleveland. He did add that expectations for Sizemore are somewhat tempered, as injuries have been a major problem in the past. Sizemore is competing with Jackie Bradley Jr. for a starting spot in the outfield. He hasn't played in the majors since 2011.


Competition continues to rage in center field for Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) The return to health and possibly the form of Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore had John Farrell talking Saturday about the competition at that position. Sizemore, who has battled back from a series of knee injuries, is fighting Jackie Bradley for the starting spot and could play in successive games Monday and Tuesday for the first time this spring.

"The competition is there," Farrell told the Boston Herald. "But we haven't arrived at a conclusion with Grady yet. ... We still have to get answers to some questions that aren't there yet. There's still going to be that looming question of what's the total number of games played? We want to be sure to keep that trajectory going upward rather than have any kind of setback because we've taken too quick a step."

The former perennial all-star with Cleveland has been impressive in his comeback and is even being considered for the leadoff spot this season.


John Farrell: We want to see more of Grady Sizemore


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Grady Sizemore has earned more playing time on the comeback trail from multiple injuries. The Red Sox center fielder, who added two hits batting leadoff against Atlanta on Friday, will now play more regularly.

"The only question we have right now is answering the durability one," John Farrell told the Boston Herald.

Sizemore has been battling Jackie Bradley for the starting spot. Bradley is batting .231 in the exhibition season. Sizemore has not played in a major league game since 2011 with Cleveland.


Red Sox unsure Grady Sizemore can play everyday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) The Red Sox won't know if outfielder Grady Sizemore will be able to play everyday until later during the spring, according to the Boston Herald.

Sizemore has been able to play in two spring games thus far, and plans to play twice during the upcoming week. Sizemore is scheduled to play Tuesday and Friday. He's attempting to come back after not playing in the majors since 2011. 


Grady Sizemore able to play again Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore was able to get through Saturday's game.

Sizemore played Thursday, but wanted to see how his body would respond before returning to action. He felt good Friday, and decided to give it a shot Saturday. Sizemore led off, and went 1 for 3. He's not listed in the lineup Sunday.

Sizemore is attempting to come back after being out of the majors since 2011. 


Grady Sizemore pleased with comeback so far


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore has expressed satisfaction with the pace of his comeback.

"For the most part, the last week or so has been really good," he told Comcast Sports Net. "I've bounced back well."

Sizemore has returned from multiple surgeries and three years of inactivity to forge a battle for the starting job with Jackie Bradley.


Grady Sizemore expected to play Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore is expected to play Saturday, according to the Boston Herald.

Sizemore started Thursday's game, but said he would have to see how his body felt Friday before deciding whether he would play Saturday. Injuries have kept Sizemore out of the majors since 2011.

In 2011, he hit .224/.285/.422 in 268 at-bats.


Grady Sizemore hoping to play again Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore is hoping to play again Saturday, according to the Providence Journal.

Sizemore played in his first spring game Thursday. He said he's hoping to play his second game Saturday, but it will depend on how his body responds Friday. Sizemore has not played in the majors since 2011.