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Grady Sizemore goes 0-for-3 in rehab debut at Double-A

Aug 31, 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

Grady Sizemore AP

Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two groundouts Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game since undergoing surgery in late July to repair a sports hernia. This according to Zack Meisel, associate reporter with MLB.com.

Sizemore batted leadoff and served as Double-A Akron’s designated hitter. He will begin seeing action in center field on Thursday and could be back in the major leagues at some point this weekend.

The 29-year-old former MVP candidate played in just 106 games in 2009, 33 games in 2010, and has played in only 61 games so far this season. That lack of durability is sure to play a huge role in the Indians’ decision to either exercise his $8.5 million club option for 2012 or let him walk with a $500,000 buyout.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Sep 1, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    They’ve got to cut the cord. If they want him back, it should be on an incentive-laden one-year deal with an option. No way he gets much more than that on the open market. He hasn’t been good or healthy in a long time.

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