MLB Outfielder Grady Sizemore has re-signed with the Cleveland Indians on a one year deal, the team expounded on its web site.
Sizemore will be paid a $5 million base salary, plus $4 million in performance-based motivations — giving him an opportunity to earn the $NINE million he’d have made had the Indians not declined a team option for 2012 last month. Baseball lines
Sizemore, 29, generated attention from at least eight teams and seemed to be prepared to let the market play out over the approaching weeks. But the Indians got into the bidding and soon moved to the front of the line.
“The Indians came at us with an aggressive offer,’ ‘ agent Joe Urbon told ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick on Friday. “Grady has always maintained that he would have an interest in returning to Cleveland.’ ‘
Sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney that Sizemore wasn’t looking for a multiyear deal and wanted to play another season in Cleveland to demonstrate that he will still perform and remain healthy. Baseball betting lines
Sizemore, a job .269 hitter who twice appeared in all 162 games for the Indians, hit .224 with Ten home runs in 71 games in an injury-plagued 2011 season.
In eight major league seasons, Sizemore has hit 139 home runs, appeared in three All-Star Games and won 2 Gold Gloves.