Phillies sign Grady Sizemore to one-year, $2 million deal


Grady Sizemore joined the Phillies in mid-June after being released by the Red Sox and impressed enough that Philadelphia has signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal before he could hit the open market as a free agent.

Sizemore’s numbers in Philadelphia were nothing special and for the season overall he hit just .233 with five homers and a .654 OPS in 112 games. Clearly the Phillies think he still has upside remaining after injuries repeatedly derailed his career, but Sizemore is 32 years old and hasn’t topped a .750 OPS since 2009.

Earlier this week the Phillies signed journeyman Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, so general manager Ruben Amaro is trying to get the margins of his aging roster set before the offseason officially begins.