Grady Sizemore joins Indians as advisor

Grady Sizemore - Indians ST 2/14/17

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.

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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.

Sizemore arrives in Red Sox camp

Grady made his first appearance at Red Sox camp in Ft. Myers, FL on Sunday, February 9th, putting in a few hours of work at a mostly empty Sox complex. The next few days he joined the other early-birds in their daily workouts, preceding the 2/18 report date for all Red Sox position players.

Check out a few photos of Grady from the past week, like those below, in our Galleries.

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