Less than 24 hours after Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension, the Yankees are close to signing an infielder who just so happens to play third base.
According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Yankees are closing in on a minor league deal with free agent Scott Sizemore. Sizemore missed all of 2012 and most of 2013 due to injury, but he hit .249/.345/.433 with 11 HR’s and 52 RBI’s for the Oakland Athletics in 2011.
The Yankees possibly view Sizemore as 2B/3B depth and liked the fact he was a right handed hitter. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2006 armature draft and made his Major League debut in 2010. At the time, Sizemore was viewed as one of the top three prospects in the Tigers organization. Now he comes to camp with the Yankees with hopes of winning a Major League job.