#1 Web Gem Grady and a hearty congrats

Last Friday night’s game against the Mets saw Grady’s first Web Gem in years, and a #1 Web Gem at that.  After hitting a solo HR earlier in the game, Grady cleared the LF fence at Tropicana Field to steal a game-tying HR from Wilmer Flores.  Check it out below:

As I’m a bit behind on news, here’s an interview from postgame on 8/3/15:

Also, congratulations are in order as Grady and his wife, Brittany, welcomed their first child, a son named Luca Grey, on July 23rd in Arizona. Here’s to the happy family!

Grady picked up by Rays, impresses in debut

On June 15th, Grady Sizemore was signed to a minor league deal by the Tampa Bay Rays. After working out for a few days at their training complex in Port Charlotte, FL, Grady began a string of games with the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday, June 21st.

Just one short week later, the MLB club selected his contract and he made his debut with the Rays batting 2nd in the DH position vs. the Boston Red Sox on Sunday 6/28. Going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a double, Grady seems to have made a good first impression with his new club and their fans.

Check out his thoughts from before and after the game below:

Grady Sizemore Finds Opportunity To Compete With Rays – Sports Talk Florida
Grady Sizemore makes good first impression on Rays – Tampa Bay Times

2015 Spring Training Begins

March has finally arrived and Spring Training for all 30 MLB teams is in full swing. The Phillies held their first full squad workout last week and their first non-exhibition spring game is tomorrow vs. NYY. Grady is in the lineup in LF, and it airs on MLB Network on a tape delay at 9pm EST.

With a new season comes new team photo days and media guides. In our Gallery you’ll find some of Grady’s shots from Phillies’ Photo Day, and his pages from the 2015 Phillies Media Guide. New action shots are also being added as they come in.

Whoops… so much for the updates

I lied when I said I’d do a news roundup last year. Got a bit busy and, near the end of the season, news and photos became sparse.

Since our last post, Grady was named the Opening Day starter for the Red Sox and started out the season well then inevitably slowed down as the time off started to show. The beginning of June saw his return to Cleveland with the Sox, but sadly the reception from Cleveland fans was pretty much nil. Not long after that series he was designated for assignment, then subsequently outright released, by Boston.

A week later, the Philadelphia Phillies took a chance and signed him to a minor league contract. After just a few weeks at AAA Lehigh Valley, the Phillies purchased his contract and he was back in the MLB, where he remained the rest of the season. Though his early playing time was bountiful, it soon dwindled. As the season neared its end, he was relegated to mostly PH duties due to Philly taking a look at their younger players. Despite this, Grady put up a respectable line of .253/.313/.389/.702 with Philadelphia in his first full season back from missing two from multiple injuries & surgeries. His full 2014 stat line (including Boston and Philly) was .233/.299/.354/.654.

Most importantly, however, Grady got through the entire season unscathed in the health department. Perhaps hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, on October 23rd the Phillies announced that they had signed Grady to a 1-year $2 million MLB contract for the 2015 season.

So, needless to say, 2014 was a busy one for Mr. Sizemore, and not just in the baseball world. Earlier in 2014, Grady wed his longtime girlfriend Brittany. Sorry ladies, there’s a real Mrs. Sizemore now. Congrats to the happy couple!

Sizemore makes spring debut for Sox

Thursday marked the first game action of any kind for Grady Sizemore since September of 2011.  That’s nearly 900 days away from the game for the former Gold-Glove outfielder.  He went hitless in 2 at bats from the leadoff spot, playing 3 innings in left field for the defending champs against the Northeastern University Huskies.  It was a rather uneventful day, which is a good thing for the oft-injured Sizemore.

Check out photos from Thursdays action in our Galleries, and see what Grady had to say about getting back into action below.


Boston’s Sizemore back onto the field – Maureen Mullen, Boston.com

Game time for Grady Sizemore – Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Grady Sizemore returns to field in Red Sox’ victory over Northeastern – Scott Lauber, Boston Herald

For Sizemore, it seems like old times – Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal

Sizemore downplays Sox debut after two years out of MLB – Sean McAdam, Comcast Sportsnet

Sizemore downplays significance of first game with Red Sox – Ricky Doyle, NESN