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Grady Sizemore’s comeback has hit a snag

May 22, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

Grady Sizemore Red Sox AP

Grady Sizemore‘s comeback was a helluva story when he made the Red Sox out of spring training and hit a home run in his second at-bat of the season, but unfortunately things haven’t been going so well lately.

Sizemore hit .343 with two homers and a .966 OPS through 10 games after not playing in the majors since 2011, but over the past 24 games he’s hit just .167 with zero homers and a .491 OPS.

The good news is that Sizemore is healthy after having his career derailed by injuries. The bad news is that manager John Farrell dropped hints to Joon Lee of that the Red Sox may be getting close to cutting back on his playing time.

It’s hard not to root for Sizemore, so hopefully he gets back on track quickly and can put together a nice run in Boston, but considering he hasn’t been productive since 2009 at some point it’s also tough to blame the Red Sox if they decide to cut bait.

  1. jcmeyer10 - May 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    We knew this was going to happen. The question was and is, can he snap out of it.

    • sportsfan18 - May 22, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Knew? That he wouldn’t play well? I could understand saying you knew he’d get hurt again…

      But his production?

      • jcmeyer10 - May 22, 2014 at 7:52 PM

        I figured after a couple years he would slump if he managed to stay healthy is what I meant.

      • zackd2 - May 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM

        He didn’t play in 2013 or 2012. Bad for 70 games in 2011. Worse in 30 games in 2010.

        It’s now 2014. Only people who thought he’d be productive are Sox fans and their beat writers.

  2. sabatimus - May 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Cut bait for whom? Bradley, who has also been terrible? Victorino, who gets hurt every other week? There’s no way they call Nava back up to put him in center.

    • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 22, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Come on Boston, have the guts to do it

      • elrock7 - May 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM

        How about send all the red sox over to the bruins, they couldn’t possibly skate any slower.

    • tfbuckfutter - May 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Bradley is 24. He’s not going to get better without playing time.

      • sportsfan18 - May 22, 2014 at 3:43 PM

        he’s already that old?


        he better be saving his MLB paychecks… for the rainy days coming his way…

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM

        Bradley? You mean trade chip for some pitching. Bradley is in Mookie’s way, he needs to go

  3. dowhatifeellike - May 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    He’s not used to being healthy for this long. He’ll come around.

  4. ahrmon - May 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    “It’s hard not to root for Sizemore”

    Really? I’ve been finding it pretty easy.

    • El Bravo - May 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      Yeah, it’s hard not to be indifferent about Sizemore is more accurate.

  5. larjones64 - May 22, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Perhaps I caught one of his last MLB foul balls at Target Field last week

  6. graymalkin26 - May 22, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Great seeing the bosox below .500…boston strong…joke hahaa.

    • 18thstreet - May 22, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      I hope you’re simply ignorant of that fact that “Boston Strong” was not about a baseball team, but about a city and a region rallying in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

      • mikhelb - May 22, 2014 at 5:26 PM

        when a baseball team acquires a motto to sell THEIR tshirts using their “B” logo, it becomes about that team, it is what is known as “using any pretext whatsoever to sell”, and when a team/company uses a tragedy to position their trademark is something that should be criticized. Wanna help victims of a tragedy? Do not use your company’s logo. Fair and simple… or what would you say if in a flooding the government sends food and clothes in boxes with big assed letters saying “vote for XXXX”? Same story, both including their agenda to position themselves. Despicable actions.

  7. nbjays - May 22, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    He showed last night that he can still cover some ground out there in center, but the bat is bad… really bad…Arencibia bad.

  8. genericcommenter - May 22, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Cutting playing = cut bait? Same thing? Like the injury stories that equate “might not come back this season” to “never playing again and eating 3-4 years of contract?

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