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.


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