Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sizemore still out there
By Jason A. Churchill
Veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore resumed baseball activities earlier this month, reported Nick Cafardo earlier this month, with the New York Mets one club with potential interest. Wednesday, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland reports that the Minnesota Twins have interest in Sizemore. Since then there hasn't been much on that front.
The Twins started the season with rookie Aaron Hicks, Chris Parmelee and veterans Ryan Doumit and Josh Willingham roaming the outfield. Since then, injuries to Darin Mastroianni and now Hicks have forced the club to call on another rookie in Oswaldo Arcia and summon journeyman Clete Thomas from Triple-A.
Sizemore, whose availability is unclear at this stage, may need to be utilized as a part-time option in attempts to keep him healthy, which may work well for the Twins, who can use Willingham or Doumit at other positions, or use the entire group to keep the unit fresh.
Other clubs with possible outfield needs include the Seattle Mariners, Sizemore's hometown team. American League clubs may value Sizemore a little higher since they have the designated hitter role available, but any team needing some depth could be a fit.