BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore over the winter after the former three-time All Star hadn’t played in a regular season game since 2011 due to a plethora of injuries.
The contract was a meager one: $750,000 to sign on the dotted line plus up to $6 million total in escalators and incentives.
Sizemore was a feel good story in spring training, even beating out Jackie Bradley Jr. to start the season grazing the outfield grass in center. On opening day, Sizemore drilled a solo shot over the fences and it appeared at the time like the Red Sox landed an offseason steal.
That was then. This is now.
Since opening day, Sizemore has contributed just 1 home run and 12 RBI with a batting average of .218.
Meanwhile, Daniel Nava has performed well enough in Triple-A Pawtucket to warrant a call up back to the majors.
CSNNE’s Sean McAdam joined Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak in studio Thursday morning to discuss the Sizemore situation.
“[Sizemore] looks lost out there. This is a team that is expected to win, expected to contend. And when he’s not producing more than a quarter of the way through the season you start asking yourself, ‘Is it really worth it?'” said McAdam.
Listen below for the full discussion: