Scott Sizemore Agrees To Minor-League Deal With Yankees
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Scott Sizemore is among nine players agreeing to minor league contracts with the Yankees, giving New York another option for Alex Rodriguez’s replacement at third base.
Sizemore, who turned 29 on Jan. 4, has been limited to six at-bats over the past two seasons because of an injured left knee that twice required surgery.
He originally got hurt on Feb. 25, 2012, during a fielding drill in Oakland’s first full-squad spring training workout and had surgery that March 21 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Sizemore returned to hit .216 with six RBIs during 21 spring training games last year and was 0 for 6 last season when he got hurt again April 9 while chasing a bloop single by the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout.
One week later, Dr. James Andrews reconstructed the ACL using a patellar tendon graft and repaired a torn meniscus.
Sizemore has a .238 career average and a .328 on-base percentage with 14 homers and 70 RBIs in 160 games for Detroit (2010-11) and Oakland (2011, 2013). He’ll compete with Kelly Johnson and Brendan Ryan.
Also Wednesday, New York announced deals with right-handers Bruce Billings, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon and Chris Leroux; infielders Russ Canzler, Yangervis Solarte and Zelous Wheeler; and outfielder Antoan Richardson.
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