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Grady Sizemore goes 2-for-3: ‘Everything is as good as I could have hoped for’

03.27.14 at 11:00 pm ET
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Grady Sizemore made his final case a compelling one. The outfielder, playing in his third straight game for the first time all spring, went 2-for-3 with a walk, lofting a double to the opposite field, high off the wall in left-center, singling up the middle against left-hander Glen Perkins and once again looking like a player who has managed, despite two and a half years off, to look big league-ready.

Sizemore is now hitting .333 with a .381 OBP, .462 slugging mark, three strikeouts and four walks this spring. He’s enjoyed a steady build-up over the course of the spring with no setbacks after his two-year absence. He’s felt routine soreness, but still said that he feels good even as he’s continued to raise the bar.

“You definitely want to push it and test it and see how things feel. You’re definitely going to have some bumps and bruises like you would in any season or any week of baseball, but it’s all been mild stuff,” said Sizemore. “Everything has been great. I’ve held up well. It’s good to get the reps. It’s nice to play consecutive days and get a better feel for timing, moving around. Everything is as good as I could have hoped for.”

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