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Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:54 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 9:01 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Oakland Athletics have suffered a big blow to their prospective infield. The club announced Monday night that third baseman Scott Sizemore will miss the entire season, as he's torn the ACL in his left knee. Due to swelling in the knee, Sizemore will be re-evaluated in two weeks to see if a surgery date can then be set.

“I really feel badly for Scott,” manager Bob Melvin said in a release. “He’s worked extremely hard and was ready for a breakout season this year. We were counting on him to provide some much-needed power from the right side of the plate. Now his total focus has to be on a successful surgery and rehabilitation so he can return stronger than ever. In his absence, we feel we have some viable options in Adam Rosales, Eric Sogard and Josh Donaldson. They can all bring something to the position.”

Obviously, season-ending injuries to starters are always big blows, but the A's could have better handled it to an outfielder, where they have Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Jonny Gomes, Brandon Allen, Collin Cowgill and several others. At third base, the A's were paper thin before this injury.

Melvin mentioned three options, but none are good ones.

Rosales is a 28-year-old utility infielder who logged just 43 innings at third last season. Worse yet, he hit just .098/.162/.197 and is a career .226 hitter who doesn't walk much or have power.

Sogard, 25, hit .200/.243/.329 in 74 plate appearances for the A's last season. He played just 70 innings at third. He's a career .298 hitter against Triple-A pitching with marginal power at best.

Donaldson is a 26-year-old catcher-by-trade, but appeared in 27 games at third in Triple-A last season -- where he hit .261/.344/.439 with 17 homers in 503 plate appearances.

Otherwise, the A's are left scraping the bottom of the barrel -- if they aren't already doing so with Rosales, Sogard or Donaldson -- or searching outside the organization.

Sizemore, 27, hit .249/.345/.433 with 11 homers and 52 RBI for the A's in 93 games after coming over in a late May trade from Detroit.

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Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:22 pm
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Referring to 9 Iron Brian



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:22 pm
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Best post ever...



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

I agree with you canyon..The guy finally gets a chance to play everyday and he blows out his knee. The A's pretty much got him for free so it's no big loss there, but I was pulling for the guy. Some guys have no luck.



Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:57 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Playing third base for the A's is starting to become like being a drummer for Spinal Tap.


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Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:56 am
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:26 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

A's are a joke of a franchise... moneyballs main accomplishment was losing the wildcard round to the yankees and they were probably juicing. balco goes down and so do the A's.. but thats for a different discussion altogether.  they cant scout, and when they do get a good young player the deal him for no reason. (see carlos gonzalez and gio gonzalez). if MLB had any sense they would A) contract them or B) force sale them to someone in a better market.


you know youre team is a joke when scott sizemore's injury is considered a hit on your roster. this dude probably wouldnt even make the royals roster...



Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:25 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Just shows baseballs sad side...No he will never be a superstar but with good defense and a .280 avg he would of drawn interest and a bigger payday for him. This year at 27 was his shot and he may not get another one as good as this one in 2012 would have been.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:00 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

As much as I hate to say this (being a Braves fan), Martin Prado could be a very good candidate for the A's but they may not have a lot to give up in return. The braves could use a better outfielder since it's not Prado's natural position (he has played there before last year in other leagues, albeit limited). Not sure what the A's have in terms of prospects either that could help the Braves but it's at least a thought that I wouldn't be surprised to see come up through the rumor mill.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:51 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

Wow, the A's will be absolutely terrible this year.   I will be shocked if any fans come to the games.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:11 am
 

Scott Sizemore out for season with torn ACL

This guy isnt very good anyway...They will just replace him with someone who isn't very good.


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