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Grady Sizemore's time in Philadelphia ends

The Phillies are now Size-less. Size-more-less? Ah, damn it.

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The Phillies have announced the release of outfielder Grady Sizemore, ending his stint with the team after 99 games across two seasons.

Sizemore, acquired last June after the Red Sox released him, will finish his Phillies career with a .250/.304/.354 line. He essentially lost his roster spot to now-outfielder Cody Asche, who returned last weekend.

Sizemore had a .701 OPS with the Phillies in 162 at-bats last season, leading GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. to sign him to a one-year, $2 million deal shortly after the 2014 campaign ended.

For as much credit as Amaro may deserve for these short-term contracts (see Harang, Aaron and Hernandez, Roberto) the Sizemore contract was questionable from the start.

Sizemore was designated for assignment Friday, and released Monday night.