Just a few hours after the baseball world found out that the Reds were no longer pursuing outfielder Grady Sizemore, he has decided to sign with a club.
Grady Sizemore and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a Major League contract that is worth $750 thousand, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Bradford notes that Sizemore could make up to $6 million in incentives. Also note that the Red Sox signed Sizemore to a Major League contract, while the Reds only offered a Minor League one.
The 31-year-old last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2011 with the Indians. He hit .224/.285/.422 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 71 games. Sizemore has had a tough injury history; the main reason the former 3rd-round pick has not played in a few years. However, from 2005 to 2009, Sizemore was an outstanding player. He hit .276/.368/.488 while averaging 25 home runs and 78 RBI per season. In that time, he posted a 126 OPS+.