The New York Yankees needed to add depth to their infield and while they didn’t make the marquee signing most people were expecting, they have completed their objective.
According to the New York Post, the Bronx Bombers have agreed to a minor-league deal with former Oakland Athletics’ player Scott Sizemore and the contract includes an invite to Spring Training. So, there’s a possibility that he could break camp with the organization and stay with the team on a permanent basis.
The Yankees needed to add depth after all the things they went through during this offseason. They lost Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, Derek Jeter’s injury is always a question mark at his age and after Alex Rodriguez was officially suspended for the whole season. New York needed to add a player to fill the void and in that sense, Sizemore’s arrival could end up being one that pays dividends to the franchise.
Scott Sizemore only played two games last year and he missed all of the 2012 season after tearing his left ACL, but there’s no doubt he can make a comeback as he is still 29 years old. Sizemore has a career line of .239/.329/.382 with 14 homers and he has the ability to play both second and third base, so he might be able to land a utility role on the Yankees’ bench.
It’s definitively a solid move for the organization and it could pay off big time if Sizemore can return to his pre-injury form. He will have to face competition from Eduardo Nunez and Brian Roberts, but he has the upside and the talent to easily play for the Yankees on a consistent basis.