CLEVELAND, Ohio —
Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent back surgery this morning and will miss significant time in his recovery.
The procedure was a micro disectomy, performed on his lower back. Sizemore will need eight weeks to 12 weeks to fully recover. The veteran hurt his back a few weeks ago fielding a ground ball. The Indians shut him down to let the back recover, but Thursday’s news means further work was needed.
Sizemore went from a time, where in four seasons, he averaged 159 games played per campaign. The last three years, he has only averaged 70 games played a year.
The Indians signed him to a one-year contract, worth $5 million with incentives thrown in.
The Indians are in their first full week of camp. Opening day is April 5.