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Grady Sizemore unlikely to sign before midseason

Jan 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

Grady Sizemore AP

Grady Sizemore has been linked to a few teams this offseason, but it sounds like he has no plans to sign until he’s recovered from September knee surgery and … well, given his history that might be a while.

Agent Joe Urbon told Ken Rosenthal of that “midseason is more likely” for Sizemore to choose a new team, although he didn’t rule out signing before Opening Day.

Last winter Sizemore re-signed with the Indians for one-year and $5 million, but never played and now feels he tried to come back too soon. And obviously at this point it’s hard to imagine any team offering Sizemore more than a minor-league contract, which no doubt plays a part in his lack of interest in signing now.

Whatever the case, this is another in a long line of depression updates about Sizemore, who’s missed 382 of the past 486 games while hitting .220 with a .659 OPS. He’s still just 30 years old, but hasn’t been fully healthy since 2007.

  1. zoel0005 - Jan 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I think the Twin’s should steer clear of Sizemore. If we’re truly “rebuilding without rebuilding” in 2013, the last thing we need is another veteran re-tread. Let the kids play!

  2. paperlions - Jan 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    This just in: Grady Sizemore also unlikely to sign after midseason.

  3. braddavery - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    In all my years as a baseball fan, I have NEVER seen a position player miss so much time due to injuries. The guy simply can NOT stay on the field and it’s really strange.

    • tuberippin - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      I see your Grady Sizemore and I raise you one Rocco Baldelli.

  4. unclehilroy - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    He’ll wait until midseason to sign the Red Sox offer of 3 years, 39 million.

  5. borophyll - Jan 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Please… Make it stop.

  6. hermie13 - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Didn’t miss a game for a number of years. Then the wheels just fell off.

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