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Grady Sizemore is going to try and play in 2013
Indian Wells, Calif. -- Joe Urbon, Grady Sizemore's agent, says the former Gold Glove center fielder is working his way back to the diamond after missing all of last season.
"He's working his way back," said Urbon, just after arriving at the general managers meetings on Wednesday. "His aim is to play next season (2013)."
The Indians signed Sizemore to a one-year $5 million deal before the 2012 season, but he never played a game. He needed surgery on a herniated disc in his back just before the start of spring training, but that wasn't his main problem.
Sizemore, 30, could hit and throw, but his surgically repaired knees ached so much he couldn't run. The Indians eventually halted his comeback attempts.
Urbon said teams have expressed interest in Sizemore. Tribe GM Chris Antonetti said he'd be open to re-signing Sizemore, but at a much smaller price tag.