Source: Yankees close to deal with Scott Sizemore

Scott Sizemore

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.

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14 Responses to Source: Yankees close to deal with Scott Sizemore

  1. tom says:

    He also offers gold glove.

    Yankees are really that idiotic. Why go after veteran with lousy defense instead of tapping youngsters?

    I know that I keep forgetting Yankees are veteran first team but come on.

    • Celerino Sanchez says:

      Sizemore would be a bench player at best. What youngster is would he be blocking?

      • tom says:

        rob segedin or jose pirela. Granted, Segedin lacked of AA time but he is 25 years old and I would like to play him in AAA to get ready for a cup of joe in MLB.

        • Celerino Sanchez says:

          Exactly. Neither is ready. Dean Anna will probably have a shot at some 2b time. Our old buddy Edurardo Nunez will probably have some 3b. Sizemore is a perfectly reasonable bench signing.

  2. Thomas says:

    i don't understand the yankees front office

  3. Don Bonomi says:

    Cashman continues to amaze me with low priced, formally injured players that he continues to think will help the Yankee 2014 roster. Sizemore is another throw away. He'll be cut by the end of Spring Training. Reynolds is a better option. He's more versatile at first and third. He played with a major league contract last year. Why offer him a minor league contract when we all know he's a proven major league hitter and fielder. This is all about Cashman trying to humiliate a proven mayor league player by offering him a minor league contract. Cashman still hasn't realized that the better players, the impact players deserve more than minor league deals. They deserve contracts commensurate to their ability level. Reynolds did a good job for the Yanks last year at third and at first base. He does strike out a lot but so do a lot of other major league players. He still has the potential to hit the ball out of the park with every swing of the bat. That's a lot more than Sizemore can do.

    • ANGEL says:

      SORRY I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU MARK REYNOLDS STRIKE OUT TO MUCH I LIKE TAKING A CHANCE WITH SIZEMORE. THERE IS STILL SEVERAL MOVES LEFT ONE IS THE SIGNING OF MICHAEL YOUNG AND RELIEVE PITCHING. JUST MY THOUGHT.__

      • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

        Mark Reynolds strikes out yes, but he also has immense power. I would put up with the strikeouts if he also offers HR's.

  4. Michael R says:

    Use the farm system to see if any of the kids can handle the "bigs" and stay away from mediocre vets.

  5. hotdog says:

    Cashman is trying to find lighting in a bottle with Sizemore, relatively speaking…if he can play as he did for Oakland in 2011, he's found his man…sounds like if he makes the team, he might platoon with Johnson at 3rd…Sizemore has a career batting avg against lefties of .271…

  6. olie says:

    Give Nunez a shot at 3rd or do him a favor and trade him. Also if it came down to signing Sizemore or Reynolds I think Reynolds would have been the better fit. More power and also plays 1st.

    • hotdog says:

      you never know what putting on the pinstripes will do for a player…maybe Sizemore has a chance to resurrect his career…we can only hope…

  7. rose heller says:

    mike, did you ever hear of scott sizemore. he is a thirdbaseman and secondbaseman for the Oakland a's, well, the yanks are pretty close of signing him to a contract. the chances are, he will be cut before spring training is over.

  8. ricky says:

    Nunez has had his shots. Can't do it. Trade him.