Former Cleveland Indians’ fan favorite and free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore has not played in 382 of the last 486 games and has not been completely healthy since 2007. Sizemore is just 30 years old.
On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports reported that while Sizemore has drawn interest from a few teams this offseason, he has no plans to sign until he is fully recovered from his latest knee surgery, which took place this past September.
“It could be Opening Day. It could be midseason,” Urbon said. “Midseason is more likely.” Sizemore’s agent Joe Urbon told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
The Indians took a chance on Sizemore last season re-signing him to a one-year $5 million deal in 2012. Sizemore never hit the field once.
Regardless of the “natural talent” Sizemore has or once had, it is hard to believe any team would offer more than a Minor League contract for his services. This could be another reason Sizemore is taking additional time to heal.
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