Grady Sizemore becomes free agent
CLEVELAND -- Once the Indians' leadoff hitter, their constantly hustling All-Star outfielder and the undisputed face of their franchise, Grady Sizemore meant everything to Cleveland.
It couldn't last forever.
The Indians declined Sizemore's $9 million contract option for 2012 on Monday, cutting ties with the popular injury-plagued center fielder and making him eligible for free agency.
"This was an exceptionally difficult decision," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "We ...
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