According to MLive.com, Detroit Tigers’ second base prospect Scott Sizemore broke his ankle trying to turn a double play in an Arizona Fall League game on Thursday.
Now you might be asking A. Who is Sizemore? and B. Why is it important for you to know that he broke his ankle on Thursday?
Sizemore, the 24-year-old former fifth round pick in the 2006 draft, is expected to compete for the Tigers’ second base job if they don’t bring back Placido Polanco.
Sizemore hit .308 with 17 HR’s and a .389 OBP between Double-A and Triple-A in 2009. He seems primed to take over for Polanco.
My guess is the Tigers let Polanco walk and if healthy, Sizemore wins the starting second base job for the Tigers in 2010. The Tigers clearly don’t have any reservations about giving rookies a chance.
I think they proved that this year with Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry.
Sizemore is expected to be ready by spring training. Sizemore does have some speed (58 steals in four minor league seasons), so we’ll have to wait and see if this ankle injury will affect his ability to steal a base.
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