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Indians Bring Back OF Grady Sizemore

Grady Sizemore

Grady Sizemore (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jared Wickerham)

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a 1-year, incentive-based contract, bringing back the former All-Star who hasn’t been able to stay on the field for three years.

The Indians declined a $9 million option for 2012 last month on Sizemore, who has undergone five surgeries the past two years and has only played in 210 games the last three seasons because of injuries. Sizemore reportedly drew interest as a free agent from several other teams, but decided to come back to Cleveland.

Sizemore’s base salary in 2012 will be $5 million and he can make another $4 million based on plate appearances.

The 29-year-old Sizemore played in only 71 games last season. He went on the disabled list three times and underwent knee surgery on Oct. 3.

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