Friday, March 28, 2014

It's official: Grady Sizemore will be the Red Sox Opening Day center fielder

At the beginning of spring training I published my first ever article for Bleacher Report, entitled "Boston Red Sox: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Season."  Number one on the list was "Grady Sizemore will start in center field on Opening Day."


Red Sox manager John Farrell made the official announcement Friday; the 31-year-old who hasn't played a major league game in two and a half years will get the nod on Monday afternoon in Baltimore.  Meanwhile Jackie Bradley Jr., who entered camp with the position as his to lose, will open the season in Pawtucket.

Sizemore has hit .333 so far this spring (13-39), while Bradley Jr. is batting just .158 (9-57).  Earlier this week I wrote another article for B/R detailing exactly how Sizemore had earned the center field spot.

Also, lucky for David Ortiz, his job is secure.  Boston's future Hall of Fame DH is 2 for 37 in Grapefruit League play, a .054 average.

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