The Phillies announced on Tuesday they have signed former-All Star outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor-league contract. Sizemore is expected to join the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Thursday. The contract includes an out clause for July meaning he must be brought up to the Phillies or he can ask for his release.
Sizemore, 31, has missed significant time over the last two seasons including the entire 2012 and 2013 seasons due to injuries and subsequent surgeries. He attempted a comeback with the Boston Red Sox this season batting .216/.288/.324 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 52 games before being designated for assignment.
Sizemore was elected to the All Star Game three times from 2006-2008 with the Cleveland Indians with his best season coming in 2008 when he batted .268/.374/.502 with 33 home runs and 90 RBIs.
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