GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Fans lined up along a fence, reaching over the top pole with baseballs, photos and pens clutched in their outstretched hands. A veteran wearing Indians gear approached the group, some stubble on his famous face, and stopped to sign his name a few times before heading to Field 1 at Cleveland’s complex.
The new addition to camp was Grady Sizemore, who has been hired as an advisor to the Tribe’s player development department. For Cleveland fans, Sizemore is as known for what might have been as he is for his incredible feats on the field as one of the game’s bright young stars so many years ago. The former outfielder is currently weighing what will come next for him, and that journey begins in Goodyear, Ariz., this spring.