Friday, January 3, 2014

Report: Reds have explored the idea of adding Grady Sizemore


Although Grady Sizemore hasn't played in the majors since 2011, the left-hander was once considered one of the most promising outfielders in baseball, until the injury bug decided to derail his professional career.

According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, general manager Walt Jocketty has said the Reds have looked into the idea of adding the former Cleveland Indians center fielder to the roster, because they believe he is able and healthy.

Sizemore hasn't played a full season since in the big leagues since 2008. However, he established himself as a star in the years leading up to then. He made consecutive All-Star appearances from 2006-2008 and finished among the top 12 in the MVP voting each of those seasons as well. Additionally, Sizemore also garnered two Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger.

At age 31, the Seattle native could very well have a comeback in him, and taking a flyer on a guy who formerly stole 38 bases and smacked 33 home runs in one season (2008) sounds like a no-brainer to me. Especially considering the Reds are in need of some assistance in the leadoff and center field categories.

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