Indians CF Grady Sizemore buys 5BD in North Scottsdale

Medium 3a4f5f09822c58a3056d088307723a64 Grady Sizemore bought a five-bedroom, six-bath home at 8118 E. Villa Cassandra Dr. in Scottsdale from David and Janice Tidmarsh for $725,000 on Oct. 15.

The 3,760-square-foot house was built in 1999 in the North Scottsdale neighborhood.

Sizemore is a center fielder with the Cleveland Indians. He is a three-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove award recipient and the winner of a 2008 Silver Slugger award.

He was drafted in the third round of the 2000 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos and traded to the Indians as a minor leaguer in 2002 as part of a deal centered around Bartolo Colon. He made his major league debut in 2004 and by 2005 he was the team's regular center fielder, hitting .289 with 22 home runs, 81 RBI and stealing 22 bases.

Sizemore signed a six-year, $23.45 million contract following his rookie season. He struggled with injuries in 2009, playing in only 106 games and batting a career-low .248 to go along with 18 home runs and 64 RBI. In five-plus seasons he has hit 129 home runs and stolen 130 bases.

Mr. Tidmarsh is managing director at Eagle River Business Consulting LLC in Phoenix. He is also capability leader at Kurt Salmon Associates. He was senior vice president of customer success at JDA Software Group and vice president of business development with HNC Software.

He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Marquette University.

According to, there have been 3,673 home sales in Scottsdale during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $313,500.

Address: 8118 East Villa Cassandra Drive
Buyer(s): Grady Sizemore
Seller(s): David J Tidmarsh and Janice M Tidmarsh
Sale date: Oct. 15, 2009