Sizemore feeling better than expected, prepares for first Spring game on Thursday

Despire originally thinking that he probably wouldn’t be ready for the first spring action on Thursday, on Monday manager John Farrell announced that Grady Sizemore would suit up for the Red Sox in one of two 7-inning split-squad games on Thursday against Boston College and Northeastern.

Sizemore’s body has reacted better than expected to an increased workload, causing the Red Sox medical staff and management to adjust up their timeline for the former All-Star.

“Definitely better than expected,” Sizemore said Tuesday when asked about his health. “I didn’t expect to come in here and have continuous days without any issues and be able to keep pushing it to keep up with the volume and keep going from there.”


Grady Sizemore will be in the Red Sox’s lineup for first spring training game on Thursday, swing ‘looks great’ – Jason Mastrodonato,

Grady Sizemore Feeling ‘Definitely Better Than Expected’ At Spring Training – Ricky Doyle, NESN

Sizemore eager to see first game action – Ian Browne,

Sizemore to play in one of two Thursday games – Sean McAdam, Comcast Sportsnet

Grady Sizemore looks good, but can be contribute? – Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Sizemore talks rehab, Sox, Cleveland & tries hockey

Grady appeared on Red Sox Live on NESN yesterday, live from Fort Meyers. He sat down for an interview and also took part in their Slapshot Classic contest. Check out the videos below.

Red Sox sign Sizemore to one-year deal

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the Boston Red Sox signed Grady to a one-year major league contract worth a base of $750k, possibly earning $6 million with incentives.

Once a rising star, Sizemore has been plagued by a barrage of injuries and has had numerous surgeries in recent years, including microfracture surgery on both knees.

But Sizemore thinks he is ready to start spending his time on the field instead of the training table.

“So far I’ve been pretty much going through a normal offseason — running, training, doing baseball stuff, throwing and hitting,” Sizemore said. “When I come to camp, I should be ready to go and fit right in and just kind of get my legs underneath me and go from there.”

If Sizemore can stay healthy, he at least has a chance to win a starting job. Prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. will be his top competition in center field.

Read more HERE.

Listen to Grady talking about signing with the Red Sox for the 2014 MLB season.


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