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Phillies Sign Grady Sizemore to Minor League Deal

Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Less than a week after he was let go by the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league deal.

"I know Boston gave him the opportunity to play, and he had some level of success, and then he did struggle at times," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said, "but we'll see what he's got in the tank. We believe in the athlete. We'll see what he's got left."

Injuries had kept Sizemore out of baseball for two full seasons. He signed with the Red Sox during their offseason and he got off to a great start, but his production faded as the season went on. In 52 games this season, the 31-year-old Sizemore hit .216 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.

The Phillies are rolling the dice on Sizemore in an effort to jolt their offense. They rank 22nd in Major League Baseball in runs scored.


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