Sizemore comfortable playing left field
NEW YORK -- For the second night in a row, and the second time in his career, Grady Sizemore was in left field on Friday.
With lefty CC Sabathia pitching for the Yankees, manager John Farrell started left-handed hitters Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. while keeping switch-hitter Daniel Nava on the bench.
"There's a level of comfort," said Farrell. "It's been some time since he's last played left field. He went back on the ball, I thought, in good shape last night. He's more than willing to do what we asked for an alignment. He does shag BP in left field to get some reads on some balls that are going to have a different trajectory to them. I think it's one game, but he's a darn good athlete and we have no trouble in putting him out in left field."
If Sizemore is going to play left field at all at Fenway Park, he'll probably need to do some pregame work to get used to the dimensions of the Green Monster.
"That's the one area we have to get some work done," said Farrell.