Thursday October 23rd, 2014

Grady Sizemore and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a one-year, $2 million contract, the team announced on Thursday.

Sizemore signed with Philadelphia as a minor league free agent in late June and was called up on July 11. His new contract, which includes bonuses for performance, will prevent him from becoming a free agent after the World Series.

Sizemore, a nine-year veteran, split time this year between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia. In 112 games, he hit .233 with 27 RBI and five home runs.

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In 176 at-bats in 60 games with the Phillies, his batting average was .253, with three home runs and 12 RBI. He was hitting .306 through his first 130 at-bats, but in nine games during September his average fell to .098.

According to Todd Zolecki at MLB.com, Sizemore, 32, is likely to play as a fourth or fifth outfielder, covering every position. In 2014, he had 28 games in left field, 12 in right field and seven in center field, Zolecki added.

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In the past few days, Philadelphia has signed a one-year $2.5 million deal with right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams, as well as a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Jimenez.

 
- Christopher Woody

 

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