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Scott Sizemore acquired by A's.


MLB Trade Rumors, Fantasy 411, Rotoworld and a number of other sites are reporting that the A's have acquired Scott Sizemore from the Tigers in exchange for David Purcey. Does this mean that Sizemore is going to AAA? Will the A's call a pitcher up to replace Purcey? Is Mark Ellis going to get moved at some point this summer? Can Sizemore or Ellis play third base? It seems odd that the Tigers traded Sizemore in a deal like this.

[baseballgirl update] According to Detroit's Twitter:

Tigers have acquired LHP David Purcey from Oakland for Scott Sizemore. Tigers have recalled Danny Worth from Toledo

Forgive me for Wikipedia, but here it is:

Minor Leagues

Sizemore was drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Virginia Commonwealth University.

On October 23, 2009, it was reported that Sizemore broke his left leg (tibia) during a collision while playing in the Arizona Fall League the previous day.

On October 27, 2009, Sizemore had surgery on his fractured left ankle including screws being place to stabilize his ankle joint. He was able to return to action in time for Spring Training in 2010.[2]
[edit] 2010 season

On April 9, 2010, Sizemore got his first major league hit (a single) against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit won the game 5-2.

On April 11, 2010, Sizemore got his first extra base hit (a double) and an RBI in the bottom of the Seventh at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians. Jensen Lewis was pitching.

Sizemore hit his first major league home run off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Joel Pineiro on April 30, 2010. Coming in the same inning as Brennan Boesch's first career home run, it was the first time two Tigers had hit their first career home runs in the same inning since Pop Dillon and Kid Elberfeld did it in 1901.[3]

Detroit optioned Sizemore back to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens on May 16, 2010. Sizemore's average had slumped to .206 and he was in the midst of an 0-14 streak. Detroit recalled newcomer Danny Worth from Toledo and transferred veteran Carlos Guillen to second base.[4]

Sizemore was called up again on July 21 to play third base in place of the injured Brandon Inge.[5]
[edit] 2011 season

On May 2, 2011 Sizemore was called up again to the 25 man roster, replacing second baseman Will Rhymes. In his first game back, Sizemore faced the Yankees and went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. The 4–2 win for the Tigers also snapped a seven game slide.

On May 27, 2011, Sizemore was traded to the Oakland Athletics for David Purcey.[6]

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