Red Sox sign Sizemore to Major League contract

The Red Sox and former Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one-year deal worth $750,000 with the potential for that contract to increase to $6 million after incentives.

Sizemore, 31, hasn’t played since 2011 because of a slew of injuries, and from 2009-11, he played in just 70 games per year. But before he was bitten by the injury bug (both knees, sports hernia, lower back, left elbow), Sizemore was a three-time All-Star, who averaged 27 home runs in his four full seasons.

Boston manager John Farrell served as the Indians’ farm director from 2001-06 — the same time Sizemore was making his rise through the club’s ranks.

-AJ Cassavell

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