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New York Yankees Sign Scott Sizemore to Minor League Deal

August 9th, 2014 at 9:30 PM
By Mike Warsaw

After being released by the New York Yankees on July 31, Scott Sizemore was re-signed by the Yankees to a Minor League pact on Saturday. Sizemore who signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees in January, hit .313 in six games for the Yankees, before being released.

After his release by the Yankees, Sizemore had been looking for a deal with another team, but was unsuccessful. The Oakland Chronicle's Susan Slusser reported earlier this month that Sizemore was in negotiations with the Oakland A's. Sizemore played for the A's from 2011-13, before tearing his ACL in 2012 forcing him to miss the entire 2012 season. Sizemore re-tore his ACL in 2013 and became a free agent on November 13, 2013.

The A's had been looking to sign a player because infielder Nick Punto was placed on the DL, days after Sizemore was released by the Yankees. Although Oakland had conversations with Sizemore's agent, the A's decided not to sign him. Although the A's had expressed interest in possibly signing Sizemore later in the season. That may have been enough for Sizemore and the Yankees to work things out so quickly. Sizemore re-signed with New York, only 10 days after being released.  

Sizemore was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Virginia Commonwealth University. Sizemore was ranked as the number seven prospect by Baseball America in the Detroit organization, in 2009.

Sizemore brings a career fielding percentage of .950 back to the mix for the Yankees. Sizemore who is known for his versatility, has played second base, third base and first base during his Major League career. Sizemore appeared at third and first for the Yankees, earlier this season. Sizemore has a career .240 batting average with 14 home runs and 74 RBI.  

 

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