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Sizemore has had an injury-plagued career since 2010, but he sat out the last two seasons with knee problems. He had one knee surgery in 2011 and another in 2012. He also had back surgery in early 2012. Manager John Farrell, though, says that his new outfielder will stay healthy enough to be a productive member of his team. Said Farrell,
"Because he's had the two microfractures in the knees, the surgeries, that's probably what the majority of his maintenance work is going into right now. But our medical staff feels confident they'll be able to keep him on the field. He feels great right now.... It's been two years so we've got some levels to go through here."In five full seasons before injuries hit him hard in 2010, Sizemore was a very productive Cleveland Indian. From 2005-2009, he hit .276/.368/.488 with 125 HR and 385 RBI. He may not provide that type of production now, but in that powerful Red Sox lineup, if he can get on base near his career .357 clip, he will score many runs.
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