Scott Sizemore was a Major Leaguer. He was a second baseman and third baseman for the Oakland Athletics, and ready to tear up the AL West. Sadly, he blew out the ACL in his left knee, and thus began an arduous, windy, and scary road to recovery.
Two years he missed of his career. Two total games in those seasons. Two people (Scott and his wife, Brooke) who were pushed to their limits, and beyond. “The last two years have been extremely tough, a grueling two years of rehab,” said Sizemore. “To get a chance to be under the lights again, it’s a rewarding feeling.”
A feeling made even better when his first start in years produces two, as he played in both games of a doubleheader. Between both games, he went 2-for-6, with an RBI and a run in the second game. He was only called up earlier in the week after Brian Roberts went on the disabled list with an injury of his own.
After a strong spring, the Yankees still assigned him to Triple-A for extra training, where he then proceeded to bash .344 in 10 games. But of course, he still desperately wanted to return to a Major League roster. And then he got the call he’d been waiting for.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Sizemore gushed. “I’m definitely glad I’m here and I’m just going to try to make the most of the opportunity.” Hopefully this “opportunity” will blossom into a promising career.