Speier on what Sox can expect from Sizemore

Speier on what Sox can expect from Sizemore
January 23, 2014, 1:30 am
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 The Red Sox signed former Indians All-Star center fielder Grady Sizemore, who hasn't played a full season since 2008, to an incentive-laden deal. Alex Speier of WEEI.com joined Sports Tonight to weigh in on the signing.

"Interesting. It makes a ton of sense in that the Red Sox had no outfield depth behind Shane Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr., both of whom are injury-prone, so they add another injury-prone guy," Speier told Michael Felger.

Speier said the addition of Sizemore "gives the illusion of a competition" with would-be incumbent center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who will try to inherit the job vacated by Jacoby Ellsbury's departure to the Yankees.

"It reminds me of the siging of Rocco Baldelli a couple of years ago," Speier said. "A guy who was a very nice, complementary piece for them and every once in a while would have a big game. Look, if this guys makes a difference in a couple of wins for the Red Sox, based on what they're trying to accomplish, those one or two wins at the margin are signficant."