The Philadelphia Phillies signed three-time All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract.
Sizemore batted .216 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBIs for Boston this season before being released by the Red Sox on June 18. The Phillies assigned him to triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Sizemore was an All-Star with Cleveland from 2006 to '08 and won Gold Gloves in 2007 and '08.
New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has shut down his throwing program after feeling tightness in his right forearm following a session. Beltran has been limited to designated hitter duty since coming off the disabled list June 5 after missing 21 games with a bone spur in his elbow.
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has thrown two innings in his first simulated game since going on the disabled list in May with a knee injury.