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Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

Posted on: March 1, 2012 4:02 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2012 4:41 pm
By Matt Snyder

Just last week, it was revealed that oft-injured Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore had been shut down due to a lower-back injury. Unforunately the news got worse Thursday. The Indians have announced that he underwent a micro discectomy Thursday morning. The procedure was done by Dr. Barth Green in Miami. The timetable for recovery is eight to 12 weeks.

[Knobler: More bad news for Tribe]

For Sizemore, 29, it's just more of the same. He once appeared on the verge of superstardom, but hasn't been able to stay healthy.

From 2005-2008, he averaged 160 games played per season. Since then, he's only played in 210 total (an average of 70 per season). His performance has suffered when he's been on the field, too, as Sizemore's OPS from 2009-11 was .728. From 2005-08, it was .868.

Sizemore hit free agency this past offseason, but the Indians brought him back on a one-year, $5 million deal that could have grown to $9 million if he hit a certain number of plate appearances. That's going to be really tough now, as eight weeks from right now is April 26. Even if he's ready to go by then, he'd need a minor-league rehab assignment before being able to join the Indians. And if there are any setbacks, we're looking at a June return.

With Sizemore out of the lineup, the Indians can slide Michael Brantley to center and go with Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham or even Matt LaPorta in left field.

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:43 am
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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:48 pm

Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

Time to hang up the cleats.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:04 pm

Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

Crazy to say, but hes done at 29. Tribe LF & OF a black hole....go Shelley Duncan!!  Swing for da fences! 

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:41 pm

Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

What a front office nightmare with this joke. Retire and play golf, no wait don't do that you might pull something in your lower back. What a fricken turd.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:37 pm

Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

Dude give it up! Your so spent you redefine the word! Do everyone a favor and go bye bye

Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:23 pm

Sizemore has surgery, out 8-12 weeks

Wow! I am glad the Tigers didnt sign him, I wanted them to but I guess they know more then me. I wish Sizemore would stay healthy because he has all the tools to be a great player and have a great carreer but cant shake the injury bug.

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