Grady Sizemore returns to Indians

Updated: March 20, 2011, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Grady Sizemore is back atop the Cleveland Indians' lineup.

The three-time AL All-Star played for the first time since last May, serving as the designated hitter Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Sizemore led off the bottom of the first against Armando Galarraga, fouling off the second pitch and grounded out to second base on the next offering.

Sizemore had microfracture surgery on his left knee June 4. The three-time AL All-Star outfielder got hurt April 1 in an exhibition game and hit only .211 in 33 regular-season games before going on the disabled list May 19, a day after aggravating the injury sliding in a game at Baltimore.


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