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Sizemore Signs 1-Year Deal with Phillies

iStockphoto(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million contract Thursday.

Sizemore, 32, joined the Phillies last June after he was released by the Boston Red Sox. He played in 60 games for Philadelphia in 2014, hitting .253 with three home runs, 21 runs scored, 12 RBIs and one stolen base.

Before injuries derailed his career Sizemore was thought to be one of the best outfielders in baseball, making three All-Star teams and winning two Gold Gloves.

In nine MLB seasons, Sizemore has hit .266 with 144 home runs, 485 RBIs, 140 stolen bases and a .352 on-base percentage.

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Phillies Sign Grady Sizemore to Minor League Deal

Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Less than a week after he was let go by the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league deal.

"I know Boston gave him the opportunity to play, and he had some level of success, and then he did struggle at times," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said, "but we'll see what he's got in the tank. We believe in the athlete. We'll see what he's got left."

Injuries had kept Sizemore out of baseball for two full seasons. He signed with the Red Sox during their offseason and he got off to a great start, but his production faded as the season went on. In 52 games this season, the 31-year-old Sizemore hit .216 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.

The Phillies are rolling the dice on Sizemore in an effort to jolt their offense. They rank 22nd in Major League Baseball in runs scored.

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Red Sox Designate OF Grady Sizemore for Assignment

iStockphoto(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment, the club announced on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Sizemore batted .216 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBIs in 52 games for the Red Sox this season. Boston signed the three-time All-Star after he missed the last two seasons because of knee and back injuries.

Sizemore spent his first eight big league seasons (2004-2011) with the Cleveland Indians, where he hit .266 with 141 homers and 473 RBIs in 944 games. He also swiped 139 bases and scored 615 runs.

Boston recalled third baseman Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Sizemore’s spot on the 25-man roster.

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Cruz Blasts O's Past Red Sox

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Nelson Cruz made a good first impression in Baltimore.

Cruz, who signed with the Orioles this offseason, hit a tiebreaking home run off Jon Lester in the seventh-inning to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the World Series Champion Red Sox Monday.

Cruz wasn't the only player making a name for himself with his new team. Red Sox centerfielder Grady Sizemore his first home run since 2011 in his debut with Boston. It was also Sizemore's first game played since 2011.

"Today was very exciting," Sizemore said. "I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark."

Baltimore starter Chris Tillman pitched five innings, allowing one run, seven hits and one walk while striking out four in the win.

Tommy Hunter earned the save for Baltimore.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester, who was making his fourth straight opening day start, pitched seven innings allowing six hits, two runs and one walk while striking out eight in the loss.

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Sizemore Named Red Sox Starting Center Fielder

Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- The Boston Red Sox named Grady Sizemore their starting center fielder for Opening Day.

Sizemore, 31, hasn't played since 2011 and has underwent seven surgeries since 2009.

Despite his past health issues, Sizemore has stayed healthy this spring hitting .333 with one home run in 39 at bats.

"He looks very good physically," Red Sox skipper John Farrell. "Left-handed and right-handed pitching, he had a good swing. He's in a good place."

Sizemore beat out youngster Jackie Bradley Jr., who will start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Sizemore is a three-time All-Star, with a .357 on-base percentage, 139 home runs and 439 RBIs through eight seasons of big league play.

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Sizemore Joins Red Sox

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year incentive laden deal on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Sizemore will make $750,000 in base salary and could make up to $6 million with performance bonuses.

A three-time All Star, Sizemore hasn't played in the major leagues since 2011 due to various injuries. Sizemore has had seven surgeries since 2009, including microfracture surgery on both knees.

"We added Grady because, one, he’s available and, two, it provides some competition," Farrell said. "We have to see once we get to spring training, Grady’s tolerance physically. We don’t have a projected number of games that we look at that he might be available for. We have to gradually build that up, build his endurance up. That’s how spring training will be spent with him."

In eight major league seasons Sizemore has hit .269 with 139 home runs, 134 stolen bases to go along with a .357 on base percentage.

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Grady Sizemore has Back Surgery, To Miss 8-12 Weeks

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is headed to the disabled list again. The team announced Sizemore had lower back surgery Thursday, and is expected to miss the next 8-12 weeks of the season.

The 29-year old Sizemore was considered by many as an up and coming star, but the past three seasons he has dealt with a variety of injuries that have kept him off the field.

The Indians re-signed Sizemore in November to a one-year $5 million dollar contract that with incentives could be worth as much as $9 million dollars.

Sizemore has now had five operations in the last two years.

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Sizemore Staying in Cleveland

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Three-time All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract that could be worth as much as $9 million.

The deal includes a base pay of $5 million and another $4 million in incentives based on plate appearances.

Sizemore has had trouble staying on the field the past three seasons, playing in only 210 games. He has undergone five surgeries over the last two years.

The Indians are hoping Sizemore can resemble the player he was from 2005-2008, when he slugged 97 home runs and won two Gold Glove awards.

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Indians Decline Option on Sizemore, Acquire Derek Lowe

Comstock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians made a few roster moves Monday, acquiring starting pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves and declining their 2012 option on center fielder Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore's career has been hampered by injuries over the past three years.  His best season came in 2008, when he hit 33 home runs, drove in 90 runs, and stole 38 bases.

Lowe was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA last season.  The Braves received minor league pitcher Chris Jones in return for Lowe.

The Indians also exercised their $7 million option on starting pitcher Fausto Carmona.

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