Sizemore suffers knee injury
Less than an hour into their first full-squad workouts of the spring, the A’s suffered what could potentially be a big blow to their infield, as Scott Sizemore went down during an infield drill with an apparent left knee injury and exited the field while applying no weight on it at all. It’s obviously too early to speculate how serious the injury is, but I heard several players mentioning they heard Sizemore’s knee “pop” — which, you can imagine, is never a good thing. We’re waiting to hear more details from manager Bob Melvin shortly.
Oakland doesn’t have nearly as much depth at third base as it does at some other positions, namely first base and outfield, but the names that obviously come to mind when thinking of immediate replacements include Eric Sogard, Adam Rosales, Wes Timmons and Josh Donaldson. Daric Barton has also played third.
Sizemore’s wife, Brooke, recently tweeted that her husband is waiting on MRI results. Hopefully they’re good ones — Sizemore has put in a lot of work at third base since coming over from the Tigers, and just the other day Melvin commented on how good of shape he appeared to be in.