Yankees To Sign Scott Sizemore

3:50pm: Sizemore has opt-out dates of May 1 and August 1, if he isn't on the Yankees' 25-man roster, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. In a second tweet, Sherman reports Sizemore had two Major League offers, but saw more opportunities with the Yankees. 

10:55am: The Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract with infielder Scott Sizemore, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter link).  Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reported earlier today that the two sides were close to an agreement.  Sizemore is represented by ACES.

Sizemore missed the entire 2012 season after tearing his left ACL, and played in just two games in 2013 before suffering the same injury.  The Athletics outrighted Sizemore off their 40-man roster in November and the Marlins were rumored to be interested in his services this offseason.  Sizemore, 29, hit .239/.329/.382 with 14 homers over 592 career PA with the A's and Tigers in 2010-11 and was a contender to be an everyday player for Oakland before his knee injuries.

With his experience at both second and third base, Sizemore is a potential good depth fit for the Yankees' bench as the Bombers look to replace both Robinson Cano and the suspended Alex RodriguezKelly Johnson is the favorite for the starting job at one of the two infield positions, with Eduardo Nunez also capable of playing both positions and Brian Roberts in the mix at second.

Edward Creech contributed to this post.


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42 Comments on "Yankees To Sign Scott Sizemore"


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livestrong77nyyankz
1 year 5 months ago

Good depth signing, I look forward to seeing who mans the hot corner for the Yankees next season, the competition at 3B this ST should be interesting. I’m pulling for Dean Anna to get playing time from either 2nd or 3rd base.

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LazerTown
1 year 5 months ago

His minors stats look pretty promising. I know his defense isn’t the best, but wonder if he has the arm for 3b.

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Jean Mieses
1 year 5 months ago

now lets get masahiro tanaka!

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robbyrob
1 year 5 months ago

Really dont see him going anywhere else. Dodgers are stacked in their rotation and Angels are a mess and not as high profile.

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liberalconservative
1 year 5 months ago

He did play a good 3b for the A’s before the injuries hit. He can hit enough to play in the majors but that knee is the problem. Wish him luck because his injuries have been very bad luck.

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Bill Smith
1 year 5 months ago

Still hoping this kid can realize some of his potential. Never wanted the Tigers to lose him, and continue to look forward to seeing him succeed one day, even if it’s not in Detroit.

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Joe Orsatti
1 year 5 months ago

I still would like to see them sign Michael Young. He hit almost 280 last year and can also play 1st and 2nd as well as DH if need be. Best part of signing him is that you know he can still play efficiently.

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vtadave
1 year 5 months ago

2b? That would be ugly.