Quote to note

"Word gets around pretty quick when guys are like Grady. The all-American kid. He's such a good player. So word gets around pretty quick through the league. He looked like he was going to be one of the faces of baseball. Unfortunately, his knees didn't cooperate."
--Francona, on former Tribe star Grady Sizemore, who is attempting a comeback from multiple knee surgeries with the Red Sox

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