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Sizemore eager to see game action for Red Sox
Sizemore is making encouraging progress this spring in Fort Myers, Fla., to be able to start against either Northeastern University or Boston College.
Sizemore hit .224 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs in 268 at-bats in 2011 for the Cleveland Indians. In eight seasons with the Indians, he hit .269 with 139 homers and 458 RBIs.
“Obviously I want to go out there and prove to them that I can play,” Sizemore said. “But I’m not trying to do that all in one game. I’m just going to go out there and try to get my feet underneath me, get some looks and hopefully just get some action out there and see what it’s like to play and get a feel for it.”
“There’s definitely no doubts,” Sizemore said. “I feel good, I feel strong. I think it’s just a matter of being smart and not trying to do too much.”
“I’d say, ‘Wow, this guy has a really good swing,’” Colbrunn said. “You watch him swing and you say, ‘No wonder he’s had the success he’s had in the past, because of his swing.’ It’s simple, it’s smooth, it’s under control. All the good things you look for in a swing, that’s what his swing looks like right now.”
“We came into camp knowing we were going to have to work off his readiness and comfort level,” Farrell said. “He’s answered everything within the schedule so far. You can see the look on his face and the way he talks or answers questions about fundamentals, timing at the plate or physically how he’s responding. Thursday’s not too soon based on some of the answers he’s gotten through the workouts.”