GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- It has been 296 days since Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore last ran on the basepaths. After that extended break, Sizemore might finally receive the go-ahead to start running the bases again this weekend.
On Tuesday, Sizemore continued his running program as part of his rehab from microfracture surgery on his left knee. The center fielder recently upped the intensity of his sprint and agility drills and Indians head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff indicated that Sizemore might begin a baserunning progression on Saturday or Sunday.
Sizemore, 28, underwent surgery on his knee in June and is not expected to be recovered in time for Opening Day. Soloff noted recently that Sizemore might be cleared for game activities the week following the completion of his baserunning program.