Via Anthony McCarron: The Yankees are one of several teams to check in on free agent Grady Sizemore according to his agent, Joe Urbon. Urbon recently told Ken Rosenthal that his client won’t sign until he’s ready to play again, which probably won’t be until midseason.
Sizemore, 30, was a bonafide superstar from 2005-2008, but injuries (knee, elbow, back, wrist, hernia) have since derailed his career. He had right knee surgery in September and has not appeared in a big league game since September 2011. When he has been on the field, he’s hit just .234/.314/.413 (96 wRC+) since the start of the 2009 season (81 wRC+ since 2010). There’s no such thing as a bad minor league deal, but I would bet against Sizemore ever being a productive big leaguer again.