The Boston Red Sox released outfielder Grady Sizemore on Wednesday. This move comes just one day after the team designated him for assignment. He’s now a free agent and able to sign with any team of his choice.
Third baseman Gary Cecchini was re-called in Sizemore’s place from Triple-A Pawtucket. After a near three-month experiment, the Red Sox ultimately decided it was time to part ways with the struggling veteran.
Sizemore was hitting just .216 with 2 homers and 15 RBI over 52 games prior to the demotion Tuesday.
The move comes as no surprise though, especially with younger, more productive players awaiting more consistent playing time.
Boston started rookie Brock Holt in centerfield Tuesday night against the Twins. Jackie Bradley has also been excellant defensively. With Shane Victorino making his way back and Daniel Nava seeing regular action, it was Sizemore who was deemed the odd man out.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see a team in need of outfield depth take a flyer on Sizemore.