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Grady Sizemore gets minor league deal with Phillies

Grady Sizemore Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Grady Sizemore.

Grady Sizemore, whose inspiring comeback with the Red Sox ended when he was designated for assignment last week and subsequently released, signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

Sizemore will report to the Phillies’ Triple A team in Lehigh Valley.

After missing two full seasons with a series of ailments that required surgery, Sizemore made the Red Sox roster out of spring training. After a promising start, he eventually was batting only .216 with two home runs in 52 games, and with the team getting desperate for offense from its outfielders, he was let go.

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Sizemore, 31, saw action at all three outfield spots for the Sox — 24 appearances in left, 18 in center, and 14 in right.

The Phillies (34-41) went into Tuesday in last place in the NL East.