Report: Yankees to sign Scott Sizemore
The Yankees have reportedly agreed to sign Scott Sizemore to a Minor League contract, adding another player to their infield competition.
The deal was first reported Sunday by the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff and also confirmed on Twitter by Fox Sports and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal.
Sizemore, 29, has spent time at second and third base, two areas of need for the Yankees after losing Robinson Cano to Seattle via free agency and Alex Rodriguez to a 162-game suspension. However, Sizemore has been injured for most of the last two seasons. He tore the ACL in his left knee before the 2012 season and came back to play two games in 2013 before suffering the same injury.
In 160 games with the Tigers and A’s, Sizemore has hit .238/.328/.381. Over six seasons in the Minors, he put together a .300/.388/.453 batting line.
Sizemore will compete for playing time at second and third base with Eduardo Nunez, Corban Joseph, Dean Anna and the recently signed Yangervis Solarte, according to Rosenthal.
The Yankees already have added veteran infielder Kelly Johnson, who could see time at second and third, and slick-fielding utility man Brendan Ryan. New York also has reportedly agreed to a contract with former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, though the team has not officially confirmed the deal.
Those moves mean the Yankees are unlikely to sign another infielder to a Major League contract this offseason, as Rosenthal noted on Twitter, assumedly taking them out of the running for players like Michael Young and Stephen Drew.