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Looking to add depth to the roster and create competition in spring training, the Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore Wednesday to a one-year major league contract at a base salary of $750,000 that can increase to as much as $6 million if he stays healthy.
But, that is something Sizemore, 31, has struggled to do recently. An All-Star for the Indians from 2006-08 with two Gold Gloves, Sizemore has not appeared in a major league game since 2011. Since 2009 he has had seven surgeries.
“I know he’s running right now, and whether there’s been a lot of work with change of direction, that’s still the next step I think in his progression,” said Sox manager John Farrell.