Indians' Sizemore making progress
Monday, May 23, 2011
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore did agility drills and took batting practice without any problems, and is on schedule to come off the 15-day disabled list later this week.
Sizemore has been out since last week with a bruised right kneecap, which he injured sliding into second base on May 10. He's eligible to come off the DL on Thursday, and manager Manny Acta indicated the three-time All-Star should rejoin the Indians for their upcoming trip to Tampa Bay and Toronto.
Cleveland has baseball's best record, but is eager to get Sizemore back. The leadoff hitter was playing well in his comeback after missing most of last season following microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Acta said Sizemore looked good while running and cutting in the outfield before Monday's series opener against Boston.