The New York Mets are reportedly hot on the trail of former Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore.
Heard the #Mets are very interested in Grady Sizemore. He’s coming off microfracture surgery, but I would def take a shot w him.
— Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) December 20, 2012
Sizemore is coming off a second microfracture knee surgery and is not expected to be healthy — at the very least –until the middle of the 2013 season.
A three-time All-Star, Sizemore is entering his age-30s season. Sizemore hasn’t appeared in a major league game since September 22, 2011 and has hit .220 in just 104 games since the end of 2009, having his career limited by a bevy of health issues.
The Mets, providing quite the headline fodder this offseason, have spent their resources in locking David Wright up in an eight-year deal and trading away Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.