Apr 26, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
He still probably performed better than the guy calling the balls and strikes.
Apr 24, 2014, 6:14 PM EST
Shane Victorino has been sidelined since spring training with a hamstring strain, but he’ll make his season debut tonight against the Yankees.
Apr 23, 2014, 1:35 PM EST
Daniel Nava is headed to the minors one season after hitting .303.
Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EST
Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.
Apr 17, 2014, 7:02 PM EST
Shane Victorino has been sidelined since the end of spring training with a hamstring strain.
Apr 17, 2014, 2:21 AM EST
Notes from a wild game in Chicago.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:01 PM EST
Grady Sizemore hasn’t started in left field since 2003 when he was in Double-A.
Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EST
Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
Grady Sizemore’s comeback story keeps getting better. Playing in his first regular season game since 2011, the Red Sox center fielder singled in his first at-bat and then homered in his second at-bat.
Mar 31, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Jackie Bradley Jr. is on the Red Sox’s Opening Day roster after all, but it took an injury for Shane Victorino to make it happen. Bradley lost the center field job to Grady Sizemore and was sent to Triple-A after hitting just .158 during spring training, but he’s been recalled from the minors because Victorino…
Mar 29, 2014, 4:45 PM EST
Shane Victorino has overcome some discomfort in his side in recent days, but Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that he tweaked his right hamstring during today’s Grapefruit League game and is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow. Victorino was adamant this afternoon that he expects to be “fine” and “ready to go” for…
Mar 28, 2014, 2:14 PM EST
Jackie Bradley Jr. entered spring training atop the Red Sox’s center field depth chart, but his struggles and Grady Sizemore‘s successful comeback changed those plans. Sizemore was announced today as the Opening Day center fielder and Boston has decided to send Bradley back to Triple-A. There was some opportunity for the Red Sox to have…
Mar 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
UPDATE: And now it’s official, as manager John Farrell announced today that Grady Sizemore will be the Opening Day center fielder for the Red Sox. It’ll be his first regular season game since September 22, 2011. ========== Grady Sizemore’s comeback has gone exceptionally well in Red Sox camp. He’s hit .333 with an .842 OPS…
Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…
Mar 17, 2014, 10:19 PM EST
No, your eyes are not fooling you. Below you’ll find footage of Grady Sizemore doing awesome things on a baseball field. Dare I say vintage form? Sizemore, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2011, is now hitting .381 (8-for-21) with one double and one walk over seven games this spring. What a story it…
Mar 15, 2014, 9:05 PM EST
Jackie Bradley, Jr. has all of five hits in Grapefruit League play through 30 at-bats, but he is still on track to be the starting center fielder for the Red Sox when they break camp and head north at the end of March, according to Jason Mastrodonato of Masslive.com. Veteran Grady Sizemore, starting Saturday evening’s…
Feb 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EST
One of the more accurate scouting reports you’ll read, really. David Ortiz was asked what he sees in Grady Sizemore: “He looks all sexy and good looking. What do you want me to tell you?” #redsox — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 27, 2014 Follow @AaronGleeman
Feb 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Grady Sizemore, who turned down a deal with the Reds to sign a $750,000 contract with the Red Sox, arrived at spring training yesterday and sounded pretty optimistic about his health status after sitting out all of 2012 and 2013. Sizemore hasn’t been healthy and effective since way back in 2009, but he’s still just…
Jan 23, 2014, 9:59 AM EST
Yesterday I wondered why the Reds-Grady Sizemore deal that had been reported to be in the works so long fell through. I wondered if it was Sizemore’s health (nope, given that Boston jumped on him) or if it was because one team was offering a major league deal while the Reds offered something less. Nope,…
Jan 22, 2014, 6:42 PM EST
WEEI’s Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox are in agreement with outfielder Grady Sizemore on a one-year Major League deal worth $750,000. He can earn an additional $5.25 million with incentives. We learned earlier that Sizemore was moving on from the Reds, who had been heavily pursuing him. Sizemore, 31, hasn’t played in the…
Jan 22, 2014, 3:10 PM EST
There was a lot of talk about the Reds’ courtship of Grady Sizemore (note to our younger readers: he used to play major league baseball), but now that’s over. Straight from the GM’s mouth: Walt Jocketty was just asked about signing Grady Sizemore: “Not gonna happen… Things have changed.” — RedlegsRadioReport (@RedlegsRadioRep) January 22, 2014…
Jan 3, 2014, 4:27 PM EST
Mark Sheldon of MLB.com says … #reds have explored adding OF Grady Sizemore and believe he’s healthy, says Jocketty. http://t.co/eVbK7mqprM — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) January 3, 2014 Maybe he’s just cursed to roam Ohio for all of his days? I have some familiarity with that, so Grady, if the Reds are your only option,…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Nov 19, 2013, 2:50 PM EST
Grady Sizemore hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2011. He hasn’t played a full season since 2008. His was a promising career that just crashed due to injuries. But for all that lost time, he’s still only 31. And he’s supposed to be healthy by spring training. Against that backdrop Nick Cafardo of the Boston…
Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 8
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 272
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 16
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 85
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 49
- Rob Manfred says a return to a 154-game season could happen one day 66
- Report: The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training 114
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (275)
- Report: The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training (114)