BREAKING NEWS: Indians Resign Grady Sizemore
Mike B. | On 23, Nov 2011
The Cleveland Indians have resigned outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract. The Tribe declined the former All-Star’s $9 million option for 2012 on October 31, but after testing the free agent market and having contact with as many as ten teams, Sizemore returned to the Indians.
The contract is incentive based, giving him the option to earn all of the $9 million he would have received, if he is healthy and playing. His one year deal is a $5 million base salary, with incentives beginning at 450 plate appearances. If Sizemore wins “Comeback Player of the Year,” he would earn $500,000.
Sizemore had microfracture surgery in 2010 and made three trips to the disabled list in 2011. This season he had problems with his other knee and also endured a sports hernia in July. He hit a career low .224, with 10 home runs and 32 runs batted in. He couldn’t steal a base, and only attempted twice.
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