Phillies Sign Grady Sizemore

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Tue, June 24, 2014 05:30 PM | Comments: 12
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The Phillies have announced that they have signed outfielder Grady Sizemore. Per Pat Gallen, Sizemore will report to Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

Sizemore hit .216/.288/.324 in 205 PA with the Boston Red Sox before being released earlier this month. Sizemore was a three-time All-Star from 2006 through 2008 with Cleveland.

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    I like it.

    No risk here.

    And he could be the best outfielder on the team in a week lol.

    Byrd and he might give us 2 thirds of an outfield at some point.

    • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

      Agree 100%. Could he be any worse than Dom Brown? Incidentally, although Byrd has had his issues, I think its interesting that the Phillies were filleted for NOT signing Sizemore or Chris Young who is also on the verge of being released by the Mets.

      • Posts: 0 Scotty Ingerton

        I don’t remember any backlash at all for not signing those guys.

  • Posts: 5343 Lefty

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    I just read ( on a message board FWIW) that he can opt out if not brought up to the big club by the AS break.

    Anyone else hear this?

    • Posts: 5343 Lefty

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      Never mind – just read it on MLBTR- It’s apparently true.

  • Posts: 0 Mike in NJ

    Meh he can’t be any worse at the plate than Gwynn JR or in the field than Brown or Revere.

  • Posts: 1190 Manny

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    Awesome! Always liked the guy. It’s likely he won’t be too valuable, but there’s no risk here –and he won’t be taking away plate appearances from a younger developing player.

  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    Awesome good sign, whether it works out or doesn’t

  • Posts: 0 c. schreiber

    Why are we waiting to bring him up. Do it now and send Brown down for more “seasoning”.

    • Posts: 0 Chuck A.

      Yeah, “seasoning” so he can be a career minor leaguer. It’s obvious that Brown’s not MLB material. Or at least GOOD MLB material. I really think it’s time to move on …

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Probably Gwynn Jr replacement i would imagine.

  • Posts: 0 GRP1953

    Just think what we could have gotten for Domonic brown four years ago! Oh well!

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