Sizemore missed the entire 2012 season after tearing the ACL in that same knee in Spring Training, and rehabbed hard to get back in action for 2013, so it’d be a shame if this newest incident became a major setback to his plans.
After the game, A’s personnel announced that it was a sprained left knee that forced him out of the game. Sizemore will return to the Bay Area on Wednesday for an MRI.
The A’s will likely make a move should Sizemore be sidelined for a while, and the logical choice would be to recall infielder Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Sacramento.
The A’s mashed three home runs in Tuesday’s win, spoiling the Angels’ home opener, but it wasn’t all highlights for Oakland. Starter Jarrod Parker didn’t really pitch very effectively. He didn’t make it through the fourth inning, and was bailed out by reliever Chris Resop, who cleaned up Parker’s mess.
Parker’s rough outing is his second thus far in the season, after an ineffective outing against the Seattle Mariners back on April 2 in Oakland. Considering how important Parker was in 2012 for the A’s, it’d really help the team if he’s able to reclaim the form he showed throughout last season.
Outfielder Josh Reddick missed Tuesday’s game, as was expected, but he might also miss the remaining two games of the series while overcoming the sprained wrist he suffered in Sunday’s contest with the Houston Astros.