Monday, May 02, 2011

Scott Sizemore is Free

Cries of "Free Scott Sizemore" have been heard around the Tigers internet community for the last couple of weeks.  Tonight, the second baseman was finally called up to the Tigers to take the place of Will Rhymes.  Sizemore's freedom was first reported by Bless You Boys and has now been confirmed by Jason Beck.

The sizzling Sizemore, who was batting .408/.495/.605 for Triple-A Toledo will probably start at second base tomorrow.  He may split time with Ramon Santiago initially, but should claim the second base job for himself if his hot hitting carries over to the majors. The Tigers are obviously hoping he'll provide a spark to a team that desperately needs offense.  Rhymes was batting .221 with one extra base hit in 81 plate appearances.

Sizemore is not the only player on the way to Detroit.  He'll likely be joined by designated hitter/ back-up catcher Victor Martinez who is expected to come off the disabled list on Wednesday.  There is no word yet on who he'll be replacing.  I would have assumed it would be Omir Santos but Jim Leyland has hinted that he'd like to carry a third catcher (although that doesn't seem necessary). 

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