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New York Yankees Sign Former Oakland A’s 2B/3B Scott Sizemore to Minor League Deal

January 12th, 2014 at 6:11 PM
By Doug Rush

With Alex Rodriguez's 2014 season likely over now that he's been suspended for the year after federal arbitrator Frederic Horowitz's ruled in Major League Baseball's favor in the Biogenesis case, the New York Yankees are now searching for alternative plans for the infield.

On Sunday, the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with former Oakland A's second and third basemen Scott Sizemore, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post had reported.

"Scott Sizemore's minor lge deal with has May 1 and Aug 1 outs if he is not in majors," he tweeted.

Sizemore hasn't played a full season since the 2011 campaign as he tore his ACL in 2012 and did so again in 2013 after playing just two games with Oakland.

In 2011, he hit .249 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI playing in 93 games for Oakland before running into injuries that have hampered his career. In the deal that he signed with the Yankees, Sizemore can opt out of the minor league deal on May 1 and August 1 if he is not called up to the major leagues before those dates.

With Rodriguez suspended, Kelly Johnson is slated to be the third basemen pending that the Yankees don't sign someone else in free agency or make a trade for a third basemen for the 2014 season.

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