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Sizemore will return to Tribe for 2012

By Sheldon Published: November 23, 2011

  The Indians made it official this morning, re-signing outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract.

  After declining a $9 million option in Sizemore's contract for 2012, General Manager Chris Antonetti continued to negotiate with him. Under terms of the new deal, he reportedly will receive a base salary of $5 million, a sum that could grow to $9 million if he reaches certain unspecified incentives tbat likely protect the club if Sizemore sustains another injury and has to spend significant time on the disabled list.

  He has undergone numerous operations the past three years, including two last season that limited his playing time to 71 games.

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