Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore is closer to rejoining the Cleveland Indians and could be activated from the disabled list in the next two days.
Sizemore has not played in the majors since last May, when he injured his left knee and had microfracture surgery. He has had no setbacks and says he’s ready to play.
Manger Manny Acta said the Indians wanted to gauge Sizemore’s progress in a workout Saturday before making their a move with the three-time All-Star, who attended Cascade High in Everett. Sizemore said when he does come back he does not expect to play every day and that the Indians will be “very, very careful” with him.
OSWALT GETS REST
Thanks to Saturday night’s postponement of the Phillies game with Florida, Roy Oswalt will likely have an extra day to recover from the back issue that caused him to leave Friday’s game after seven innings. A Phillies spokesman said there was no update on Oswalt’s condition. He left with what he described as back spasms and tightness in the middle of his back.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, who hasn’t started since last July 6, when he suffered a detached muscle that led to surgery, spring training tendinitis and a long rehabilitation, threw an easy bullpen session. His next appearance for the White Sox may be April 29 against the Orioles. … The Atlanta Braves placed right-hander Peter Moylan on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, clearing a roster spot for pitcher Jair Jurrjens. … Red Sox manager Terry Francona shuffled his lineup by taking struggling left fielder Carl Crawford out for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Crawford, who signed a seven-year, $142 million contract in the offseason was batting .137 after going 0-for-5 in Friday’s 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays.