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Grady Sizemore drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies

Jun 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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Outfielder Grady Sizemore, designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday and released the next day, has cleared waivers according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Sizemore is now a free agent, and he is already drawing interest from other clubs. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Phillies are one of several teams expressing interest in the nine-year veteran.

Sizemore, 31, made his return to the big leagues after a two-year layoff due to injuries. He got off to a hot start with the Red Sox, posting a .966 OPS over his first ten games. Between April 15 and June 15, however, Sizemore mustered a meager .187/.263/.267 with no home runs and 11 RBI in 167 plate appearances.

The Phillies don’t have room for Sizemore in the outfield currently, with Domonic Brown in left field, Ben Revere in center, and Marlon Byrd in right with John Mayberry, Jr. serving as the fourth outfielder. However, if the Phillies fall behind in the NL East over the next month, it’s likely they would explore trading Byrd and/or Mayberry, which would open up a spot for Sizemore. CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury recently reported that the Yankees and Red Sox had scouts at Phillies games looking at Mayberry.

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  1. jrbdmb - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Way too young for the Phillies, they need more veteran leadership.

    • aphillieated - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      that’s not funny anymore

      • bigharold - Jun 21, 2014 at 12:54 AM

        Yeah, it is kinda…

  2. Hard On For Harden - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Definitely no room for the Phils in the OF, especially with Dom Brown. As predicted by Phillies fans during the 2011 Pence negotiations, he is a five tool superstar today. As we all know, the #1 prospect in baseball is always guaranteed to fully live up to the billing. Good thing they sent Cosart, Singleton, and Santana instead.

    • maddog11896 - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:06 AM


  3. maddog11896 - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Somewhere in a stack of business cards and anti-aging cream on Ruben Amaro’s desk… is Julio Franco’s number

  4. garypagetwo - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM


  5. tfbuckfutter - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    *Pops head in door*


    *Gently closes door*

    • schmedley69 - Jun 20, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      *Slams door shut on head*

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 20, 2014 at 9:09 PM

        *Heading to the Emergency Room to get treated for an epic burn*

      • schmedley69 - Jun 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

        *Hopes family pulls the plug*

  6. TheMorningStar - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Good luck on your comeback Grady, too bad it didn’t work out in Boston.

  7. mscxvd - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Couldn’t be any worse than anyone on the cardinals bench

  8. cur68 - Jun 21, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Keep on plugging away, Grady. I’m rooting for ya.

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