Oakland Athletics Infielder Scott Sizemore Out for the Season with Torn ACL

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Wednesday night’s 11-5 victory by the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was another high mark on a hot week of baseball, but the news before the game was anything but positive.

The update on infielder Scott Sizemore, who left Tuesday’s game after injuring his knee, was that he re-tore the ACL and will miss the entire rest of the 2013 season.

It’s a horribly sad situation – Sizemore tore the ACL for the first time in 2012 Spring Training, sidelining him the entire season. He had worked diligently to rehab and get back out there, only to suffer the same debilitating injury this week.

A’s manager Bob Melvin was  reportedly “shaken” when he found out Sizemore’s diagnosis, which came after he flew back to the Bay Area for an MRI. Team beat writer Susan Slusser noted that it’s “unusual” to tear the same ACL twice, considering the ligament in question is completely replaced during the surgery.

This is one of those sad stories that make you really feel for professional athletes. Sizemore worked exceptionally hard to get back out there, and to have it all crumble barely a week into the 2013 campaign is just unfair.

With Sizemore now out of the A’s 2013 plans, Eric Sogard is expected to get most of the playing time at second base. The team did recall infielder Andy Parrino on Wednesday, but that’s seen as more of a depth thing than anything else.

As for the team as a whole, they’re now 7-2, riding a seven-game winning streak, and their offense is rolling on all cylinders–even though Josh Reddick remains out dealing with that wrist issue–but he’s expected back soon.

Adrian Garro is an Oakland Athletics writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter and/ or add him to your network on Google.

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