You can add Grady Sizemore to the list of players the Yankees are interested in this offseason.
Sizemore, had his $8.5 million option rejected by the Indians earlier this offseason, but he has no shortage of suitors as the Yankees number among at least eight teams that have asked to review his medical records, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
This doesn’t mean that the Yankees are necessarily going to go hard after him. Reviewing the medical records of players like him can be routine due diligence. However, it does show that the Yankees would likely be interested in him at the right price.
There is a fatal flaw to the idea of the Yankees signing him. More than anything Sizemore needs to establish his health and play as much of the 162 games that he possibly can. That could be a problem with the Yankees who already have three everyday outfielders. However, that probably could always be remedied by a trade if necessary.
Sizemore is just 29-years-old, but has had problems staying on the field over the past three seasons. In that time he has averaged just 70 games played per year with a poor .314 OBP and .728 OPS.