After missing most of the past two seasons because of catastrophic injuries to the same knee, Scott Sizemore returned to the majors just in time to help the New York Yankees turn a triple play. And at a position where Sizemore has practically no experience.
Playing first base for the first time in his professional career, a span of 659 games and eight-plus years, Sizemore made a terrific scoop of a relay throw by second baseman Brian Roberts to complete a 5-4-3 triple play against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sizemore's pick punctuated a 10-2 victory Thursday night for the Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia.
The Yankees have turned 24 triple plays in their history, including three since 2010 with Sabathia on the hill.
Personally, it had to be thrilling for Sizemore, 29, to be thrown into the fire and come through. His first game of the season came Wednesday, a start at third base at Yankee Stadium, after beginning in the minors after being a non-roster invitee to spring training. The YankeesRead More »from Yankees triple play completed by novice first baseman's great pick