Attempting to make a comeback after injuries forced a two-year hiatus from professional baseball, Grady Sizemore was the feel-good story of spring training for the Boston Red Sox.
Three months later, that good will is long gone.
The Red Sox designated Sizemore for assignment on Tuesday after the former All-Star managed to hit just .216/.288/.324 in 52 games, striking out 41 times against just 19 walks. The move also came with Sizemore 20 at bats away from collecting a $250,000 performance bonus, and 12 days away from receiving another $250,000 roster bonus.
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