Yankees Close To Agreement With Scott Sizemore

The Yankees and infielder Scott Sizemore are close to an agreement on a minor league contract, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports (via Twitter).  Sizemore, who just turned 29 years old last week, is represented by ACES.

Sizemore played in 91 games as a third baseman in 2011 and he'd give New York some more depth at the hot corner in the wake of Alex Rodriguez's suspension for the entire 2014 season.  Most of Sizemore's pro experience has some at second base, so he could be an option at that spot as well should Kelly Johnson end up getting the call at third.

Of course, just getting back to the field at all would be an accomplishment for Sizemore, who has missed all but two games of the 2012-13 seasons due to two seperate tears of his left ACL.  Prior to the injuries, Sizemore had hit .239/.329/.382 with 14 homers over 592 career PA with Oakland and Detroit, joining the A's in May 2011 in a swap that sent David Purcey to the Tigers.  The Athletics outrighted Sizemore off their 40-man roster in November and the Marlins were rumored to be interested in his services this offseason.


14 Responses to Yankees Close To Agreement With Scott Sizemore Leave a Reply

  1. Otis26 2 years ago

    Sizemore is the only Yankee player not drawing Social Security.

    • beisbolista 2 years ago

      And Sizemore is a full time DH

    • beisbolista 2 years ago

      And Sizemore was greedy for taking the money and going to the Yanks

    • beisbolista 2 years ago

      And the Yankees need to be stopped from scooping up every free agent.

      We get it……………….

  2. Dynasty22 2 years ago

    Good signing. Bring in Baker next.

  3. Junior7188 2 years ago

    well as a bench player, this is a good deal for the yankees but they still need to get Micheal young.

  4. WazBazbo 2 years ago

    I’ll be very very surprised if, when this season starts, the Yankees are relying on the likes of Johnson and Sizemore to man 3B for them.

    • baycommuter 2 years ago

      “The likes of?” One is a power hitter who can’t field, the other is a decent utility guy who can’t stay on the field.

    • Since_77 2 years ago

      Agreed every year the Rays seem to make platooning work for them.

      The Yankees already upgraded at catcher, DH and in right filed. They should be able to cover for a 2B and 3B platoon. Wonder how long before Eric Jagielo is ready.

  5. Alex 2 years ago

    I like this move. Buying low on a former top name is just what they should be doing.

  6. Alex 2 years ago

    I like this move. Buying low on a former top name is just what they should be doing.

  7. Ace McCloud® 2 years ago

    As an A’s fan I couldn’t be happier for Scott. Wished he would have stayed healthy for us.

  8. Ace McCloud® 2 years ago

    As an A’s fan I couldn’t be happier for Scott. Wished he would have stayed healthy for us.

  9. Keena Kaur 2 years ago

    Great, yet another guy we’ll try to play out of position. :/

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