Infielder Scott Sizemore, who played in just two games the last two seasons because of knee injuries, has opted for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.
Sizemore, 28, cleared waivers on Friday, according to the team’s official website. He missed all of the 2012 season after tearing his ACL in spring training and tore it again just days into the 2013 season.
Sizemore came to the A’s in a trade from the Detroit Tigers in May 2011 for pitcher David Purcey and hit .249/.345/.433 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 93 games for Oakland that season, playing both third and second base.
He played two games at second base in April for the A’s before reinjuring his knee in a game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim on April 9. He was 1-for-6 with a double.
Sizemore was a fifth-round pick of the Tigers in 2006 out of VCU and made his major league debut in April 2010 with Detroit.