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08:19 AM ET 05.09 | Six surgeries since September of 2009 and only 210 of a possible 486 games later, retirement is not on Grady Sizemore's agenda. The former Gold Glove center fielder is thinking about playing for the Indians in June. "I still love this game and don't see myself calling it quits anytime soon," said Sizemore, talking to reporters for the first time since February in spring training. Sizemore jogged and ran sprints in the outfield Tuesday at Progressive Field before the Indians played the White Sox. He's recovering from a March 1 operation to repair a herniated disc. "Nothing is going to happen before June because of where I'm at [in his rehab schedule]," said Sizemore, 29.

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May 9, 2012  08:57 AM ET

He'll need to get back on the "juice". 6 surgeries in 3 years? Sounds fishy to me.

May 9, 2012  09:00 AM ET

good morning everyone.......

why should Sizemore quit when he's still getting paid.....even if and when his contract expires someone would take a chance on him for the league minimum $480,000.00..... go find another job that would pay that right now in this economy.....

May 9, 2012  09:03 AM ET

and another New York Mets come from behind victory.....10th of the season....no quit in this feisty scrappy bunch eh......

May 9, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Look at whose in first place in the AL Central?

May 9, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Give me a ****ing break. By the end of this season this pansy will have been paid at least $19.4M since September of 2009. When you're getting paid like that for doing jack ****, why in the hell would anyone consider retirement?

May 9, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Look at whose in first place in the AL Central?

It's a whole lot like being the valedictorian of summer school.

May 9, 2012  10:09 AM ET

It is a shame, though. At one point his career was on a trajectory that was drawing comparisons to some of the best centerfielders in history. Looked to be a perennial 30/30 threat.

Friday will mark two years since he stole his last base.

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May 9, 2012  10:56 AM ET

How can you not cheer for this guy!!!

May 9, 2012  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is a shame, though. At one point his career was on a trajectory that was drawing comparisons to some of the best centerfielders in history. Looked to be a perennial 30/30 threat.Friday will mark two years since he stole his last base.

I do hope this young man can have a productive baseball career going forward.

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May 9, 2012  12:48 PM ET

The guy -- who is NOT built like Mr. Atlas -- has a couple of good years, gets badly injured, tries to come back and the first thing some people say is that he's been taking steroids and PEs? Sheesh -- the anonymity of the Internet ... civility and accountability are the first casualties ...

May 9, 2012  04:39 PM ET
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Hope in one hand and **** in the other and then wash, rinse, repeat.Something like that.

You'd know first hand.

May 9, 2012  07:43 PM ET

Its a shame Sizemore has been hurt so much but the why he plays, all out, it doesnt surprise me. Grady has a ton of talent and the Indians need him. Hope this time he makes it back.

May 10, 2012  01:30 PM ET

Why retire when your collecting a free paycheck ?

 
May 12, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Hopefully he can come back and contribute but I wouldn't count on it!

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