Marlins Sign Scott Sizemore To Minor League Contract


Chris Cotillo has reported that the Marlins have signed utility infielder Scott Sizemore to a minor league contract.

The Marlins have upgraded at second base this week after they traded for Dee Gordon. Between Gordon, Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop, and a solid outfield, Sizemore will not be playing anywhere daily at the major league level. In fact, Sizemore has played in just 8 major league games in the last three seasons. He tore the same ACL twice, the second time after playing in just two games after returning from the first tear.

It is difficult to project Sizemore’s ability to play at the major league level because of how infrequently he plays. Fortunately for the Marlins, he is coming in for next to nothing and it will not hurt the team in any way if he plays poorly in spring training.

The Marlins have found success in thrown away players recently, most notably Casey McGehee. McGehee was supposed to be the next great third baseman in baseball after breaking out in 2010 to a .285/23/104 with the Milwaukee Brewers. However, his numbers did not hold up and he quickly found himself playing overseas. The Marlins took a chance and brought him to Miami for the 2014 season and he won the 2014 Comeback Player of the Year award for the National League. The hope, of course, is that Sizemore can also catch lightning in a bottle.

Sizemore will turn 30 later this off-season. He’s a former 5th round pick and can realistically play every infield position other than catcher. While the Marlins shouldn’t depend on him for legitimate playing time, he will be an asset coming off the bench.

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