Phillies Promote Grady Sizemore From Triple-A Lehigh
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He hit .216 with two home runs and 15 RBI for the Red Sox before being released, however the 31-year-old batted .289 with one homer over 10 games for Lehigh Valley to earn the promotion.
This is Sizemore first season back in the majors since 2011 due to injuries, he hasn't played a full season since 2008 with Indians due to multiple surgeries on his knees and back. He was limited to just 104 games from 2010-11, batting only .220 in those contests.
Sizemore was once an American League MVP candidate before undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee in September 2012. When healthy the 31-year-old is an exceptional talent, owning 141 home runs and 139 stolen bases in his 944 career games. He'll be given a chance to win the Phillies' everyday center fielder job.
Could this deal mean the end for Ben Revere?
Revere has bothered by soreness in the right ankle he originally injured last year and Tony Gwynn has been starting in center field. The speedy outfielder has done a nice job atop the Phillies lineup this season, but offers no power and is not a great defensive center fielder. So far this season, Revere is hitting .290 to go along with 40 runs scored and his 26 thefts.
So Phillies fans, do you think Grady Sizemore is the answer in center?