September 7, 2010

SIZEMORE RECALLED BY DETROIT TIGERS

DETROIT - Former Virginia Commonwealth University standout Scott Sizemore will join the Detroit Tigers for the third time this season after being recalled from Triple-A Toledo late Monday.

Sizemore is expected to remain with the Tigers during the final month of the regular season as Toledo played its final game of the 2010 campaign on Monday.

Despite recovering from an ankle injury last fall which required offseason surgery, the Chesapeake, Va., native battled through spring training and was named the Tigers' starting second baseman on Opening Day.  However, Sizemore hit. 205 with five doubles and one home run during the first month of the season and was optioned to Toledo in May.

The Tigers again turned to Sizemore in late July after starting third baseman and former Ram Brandon Inge was sidlined with a broken hand.  But Sizemore saw just 20 at-bats before returning to Toledo.

In 76 games with the Mud Hens this year, Sizemore hit .298 with 23 doubles, nine home runs and 37 RBI.  He hit .308 with 39 doubles and 17 homers and was named Detroit's minor league player of the year in 2009.

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