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After missed season Grady Sizemore plans to play in 2013

Nov 8, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

Grady Sizemore AP

Grady Sizemore‘s bad knees caused him to miss the entire season, providing zero return on the Indians’ $5 million investment, but at age 30 he’s not ready to call it a career.

Sizemore’s agent, Joe Urbon, told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “Grady is working his way back” and “the plan is to play next year.”

Urbon suggested that Sizemore “pushed too hard to try and come back” and will benefit from a full offseason of rest, but at this point it’s hard to imagine any team giving the free agent more than an incentive-laden one-year deal and settling for a minor-league contract wouldn’t be surprising.

Sizemore hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2009, missing 382 of a possible 486 games since then while hitting .220, and his days of playing center field are obviously over.

  1. ballou0254 - Nov 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    “After missed season, Grady Sizemore plans to play in _____.”

    -the template for every Grady Sizemore headline since 2008.

  2. illadelphiasphinest - Nov 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Don’t you mean Sizemore plans to collect millions to sit on the DL for the enire season again…

    • jyoung1891 - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      Sounds great. How do I get in on this plan?

  3. slartibartfast4242 - Nov 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    I hope he gets back to being healthy and productive. Few years back, he was one of the players I really enjoyed watching.

  4. proudlycanadian - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I hear that the Red Sox are interested in Grady.

  5. bstras2809 - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I might be the only Indians fan to say this but I hope Antonetti brings him back for one more. A mil plus incentives is completely worth the chance that he could return to half of what he was. Dude was a stud and could regain some of it. Even if for only 80 games…

  6. vallewho - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    “Grady is working his way back” ….to the DL

  7. albertmn - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Any team that gives him money deserves exactly what they get when he will again miss large chunks of time (if he even plays at all). I’m sure Grady really does want to play. But, his body has told him that it isn’t up to the task, multiple times. I can’t blame him for trying to play again. But, nobody in their right mind should give him any more than a minor league deal and a Spring Training invite.

    • mazblast - Nov 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

      Fortunately for Grady, not all major league GMs are in their right mind. Someone will ignore the injuries, look at the production many years ago, and start drooling.

  8. mrobinson14 - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Good for him. Love Grady. Great guy, bad circumstances. Wish him the best! Grady, you’ll always be welcome in Cleveland. We love you!

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