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Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL in left knee

Feb 27, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

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Scott Sizemore injured his left knee during a fielding drill on Saturday and the Athletics just announced that he’ll miss the entire 2012 season due to a torn ACL. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the 27-year-old will be reevaluated in two weeks before surgery is scheduled.

This is just awful news for Sizemore, who looked like he finally found a home in Oakland after batting .249/.345/.433 with 11 home runs, 52 RBI, four stolen bases and a .778 OPS over 93 games after being acquired from the Tigers last May in exchange for left-hander David Purcey.

Sizemore was expected to serve as the A’s starting third baseman this season, but the club will now look at alternatives including Josh Donaldson, Wes Timmons, Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard.

  1. philliesblow - Feb 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Bad week for ex-Tigers. Not wishing for it but, with his history, I bet Carlos Guillen gets hurt getting out of bed sometime soon.

  2. alexo0 - Feb 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Initially thought the headline said “Grady Sizemore”. Force of habit I guess.

  3. APBA Guy - Feb 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Really bad break for a guy entering his prime and having a job that was his to lose. I suppose an advantage of sabermetrics is we can measure how much worse the A’s will be without him, but the main thing is that this is just such a tough injury. Best wishes for a complete recovery.

  4. papacrick - Feb 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    I bet he’s still more productive than Purcey this year

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