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Leyland, Sizemore slated for Mud Hens Fandemonium

The Tigers haven’t announced the final list of players for their upcoming winter caravan and TigerFest, but one lead-up event already has its slate set. The Mud Hens will hold their annual Fandemonium event, this time in conjunction with hockey’s Toledo Walleye, on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the new Lucas County Arena in downtown Toledo.

Once again, Tigers manager and Perrysburg, Ohio native Jim Leyland is on the roster of guests. His third-base coach, Gene Lamont, is also on the list. All of the listed players were key contributors at some point in Toledo during the season and have a chance to make the big club in Detroit: second baseman Scott Sizemore, Eddie Bonine, Jeff Larish and Don Kelly. Mud Hens pitching coach A.J. Sager is also scheduled to take part.

This year’s event is again a buffet dinner format that will include a baseball or hockey celebrity at each table, a speech from Leyland, a Q&A session and a live auction. Dinner tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for kids age 12 and under. For those who want to skip the dinner, there’s an $8 general admission ticket that includes Leyland’s speech, the Q&A session, live auction and Walleye player autographs.

Tickets are available at or by calling 419-725-HENS.

Sizemore undergoes surgery on ankle

Scott Sizemore underwent surgery on his fractured left ankle Tuesday, including screws inserted to stabilize it, but the Tigers still expect him to be healed and ready for the start of spring training next February.

According to the Tigers, Sizemore will spend two weeks with a splint on his ankle, then a CAM boot to immobilize the ankle and foot. If all goes well, doctors will remove the screws in January.

While the surgery will obviously alter Sizemore’s offseason rehab — before the tendon damage was discovered, the Tigers hoped the simple fracture could be healed with six weeks in a protective boot — it shouldn’t impact his season. He’ll begin full weight-bearing activity once the screws are out and have at least a month between then and the time position players report to camp.

Sizemore visits team doctor

Tigers 2B prospect Scott Sizemore visited a team doctor for a follow-up exam on the left ankle he fractured last Thursday in the Arizona Fall League. Should be hearing something out of that on Tuesday.

UPDATE @ 8pm: Sizemore is expected to require surgery, though the team has no comment. Detroit Free Press reports quotes Sizemore saying it’ll be Tuesday. Nothing firm on timetable, though Sizemore told the Freep he hopes to be ready for spring training.

Sizemore out for AFL season with fractured tibia

The Tigers’ second baseman of the future won’t be playing anymore this year. Scott Sizemore will miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League season after breaking his left ankle trying to turn a double play during a game Thursday.

Sizemore is traveling to Detroit this weekend for follow-up exams. However, he told the Detroit Free Press that the injury is not expected to require surgery to repair, meaning he should be ready in time for Spring Training.

The 24-year-old was off to a scorching start to the AFL campaign, going 7-for-19 with two doubles, three homers and nine RBIs in five games for the Peoria Javelinas. He was following up a regular season in which he batted.308 with 39 doubles, 17 homers and 66 RBIs between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo.

Those numbers, combined with his progress defensively over the course of the season — he turned 100 double plays and made 21 errors in 118 games at second base — convinced team officials that he’s ready for the jump the Major Leagues. Team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said in his end-of-season remarks that Sizemore would be their starting second baseman if they can’t re-sign soon-to-be free agent Placido Polanco.

This injury isn’t expected to change those plans. Barring a setback, he’ll be fully recovered well ahead of the start of camp in February. He’ll be the second Tigers infielder there to have spent the offseason recovering from injury. Brandon Inge will undergo surgery on both knees Nov. 3 but is on schedule to be ready for baseball activity around the start of February.


Two-homer game for Sizemore

Scott Sizemore, quite possibly Detroit’s second baseman next year, is back for a stint in the Arizona Fall League, where he had a good early game Thursday. He homered in consecutive bats Thursday for the Peoria Javelinas in their 17-9 win over the Peoria Saguaros.

Sizemore hit out a slider for a solo shot in the fifth inning off Logan Ondrusek before adding a two-run homer in the sixth off Mike DeMark.

Sizemore, Crosby earn Tigers minor league awards

Triple-A Toledo second baseman Scott Sizemore and Class A West Michigan left-hander Casey Crosby have been selected the Tigers' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Sizemore, an All-Star Futures Game participant in July, batted .308 with 39 doubles, 17 home runs, 66 RBIs and 21 stolen bases between Toledo and Double-A Erie. Crosby went 10-4 with a 2.41 ERA for the Whitecaps, striking out 117 batters over 104 2/3 innings.