Sizemore has missed more games (276) than he's played (210) over the past three seasons, and the Indians weren't willing to bet $9 million that the trend would change in 2012.
At his peak, Sizemore has been one of the best players in baseball.
He's a three-time All Star and has finished in the top 25 of MVP voting four times.
The questions that teams will be asking themselves are whether his recent lack of production is the result of the injuries and whether those injuries will stop happening.
Here are 10 teams that I envision making a play for Sizemore during free agency along with the probability of each team actually signing him.