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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How Grady Sizemore finally landed with the Red Sox

Rangers Indians BaseballA few weeks ago, the likelihood of Grady Sizemore jetting into Logan Airport — just ahead of Tuesday night’s snowstorm — seemed unlikely. And to think that the 31-year-old might actually leave town as a member of the Red Sox appeared to be even more far-fetched.

It wasn’t that Sizemore was unattainable. After all, he hadn’t played a major league game since Sept. 22, 2011, having undergone micro-fracture surgery in both knees, a sports hernia procedure and treatment for back issues.

It was just that the Red Sox weren’t exactly diving into the Sizemore market like some other teams.

The interest level expressed by the World Series champs at the winter meetings in early December was tepid, with the outfielder already possessing a major league contract offer by the time things broke up in Orlando. And even when the holidays rolled around, the Red Sox weren’t considered truly in the mix.

But then Dan Dyrek showed up in Arizona.

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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.

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