Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "closing in" on a minor league deal with Scott Sizemore.
Sizemore is coming off back-to-back lost seasons due to a tear and re-tear of the ACL in his left knee. However, he's a former top prospect and just turned 29 earlier this month, so he's a worthy gamble on a non-guaranteed deal. Sizemore also lands in a good spot with the Yankees, as the Bombers are currently slated to go into the year with the injury-prone Brian Roberts as their second baseman.
Yankees signed INF Scott Sizemore to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The signing was first reported to be close by the New York Post's Ken Davidoff, and now FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's official. Sizemore is coming off back-to-back lost seasons due to a tear and re-tear of the ACL in his left knee. He's healthy now, though, and lands in a good spot with the Yankees needing depth both at second and third base.
Joel Sherman of the New York post reports that Scott Sizemore's minor league deal with the Yankees includes a pair of opt-out clauses. Sizemore has the option to opt-out of the deal on May 1 and August 1 if he is not in the majors. The 29-year-old infielder has always possessed a decent blend of power and speed and could be a sneaky option in the later rounds of mixed league drafts should he secure the Yankees starting job at third base.