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Robbie Grossman | Designated Hitter | #36

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / PIT
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Robbie Grossman will hit ninth Saturday versus the Blue Jays.
It's his start out of the ninth spot in the past couple of days. It's not often you see a DH batting ninth, but the Twins like the idea of using him essentially as a second leadoff man in front of Brian Dozier. Grossman is batting .360/.433/.840 over nine games since returning from a fractured thumb. Sep 16 - 4:15 PM
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Robbie Grossman homered off Rays closer Alex Colome in his first game back from the disabled list Tuesday.

Unfortunately, it was a solo shot with the Twins down by two. Still, it was a good sign for Grossman, who is playing even though his fractured left thumb isn't completely healed. He's expected to be limited to facing right-handers for now.
Sep 5 - 9:51 PM

Twins activated OF Robbie Grossman from the 10-day disabled list.

Grossman went 1-for-7 with a couple of walks during a brief minor league rehab stint. The switch-hitter suffered a fractured left thumb on August 17, but he's trying to contribute down the stretch while swinging exclusively from the left side of the plate.
Sep 5 - 2:05 PM

Robbie Grossman (thumb) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a run scored Sunday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Rochester.

Grossman served as the designated hitter in his first game since suffering a fractured left thumb on August 17. He's slated to play in Rochester's regular season finale on Monday before rejoining the Twins on Tuesday. Grossman is currently limited to swinging from the left side of the plate.
Sep 4 - 9:26 AM

Robbie Grossman (thumb) is set to go on a rehab assignment, even though he's only able to swing from the left side.

The switch-hitting Grossman suffered a fractured left thumb two weeks ago. It's hard to say whether he'd be able to help the Twins batting only left-handed; his splits have been pretty even this year, but he's been significantly better as a right-hander over the course of his career. He wasn't hitting very well from either side in the two months before he got hurt.
Sep 2 - 4:36 PM

Twins placed OF/DH Robbie Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb.

Grossman suffered the injury a collision with Byron Buxton on Thursday. He's expected to be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks. Mitch Garver has replaced Grossman on the roster and should see his fair share of starts. Eduardo Escobar also figures to see an uptick in playing time.
Aug 18 - 12:40 PM

Updating an earlier report, Robbie Grossman left Thursday's game against the Indians with a fractured left thumb.

Grossman injured himself in a collision with Byron Buxton in the third inning and was later replaced by Max Kepler. The injury is expected to sideline Grossman for at least three weeks. The 27-year-old has hit .243 with seven homers and 35 RBI over 317 at-bats for Minnesota this season.
Aug 17 - 9:49 PM

Robbie Grossman left the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians with a left thumb injury.

He injured himself in a near-collision with Byron Buxton in center field. Max Kepler pinch-hit for Grossman and replaced him in right field. Grossman singled in his only at-bat before exiting.
Aug 17 - 8:52 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Friday versus the Rangers.

Grossman took Martin Perez deep in the first inning and the Twins never looked back. He’s now up to seven homers on the year, but this was his first since way back on June 2. The 27-year-old sports a strong .380 on-base percentage this season, which comes in handy depending on league settings, but his fantasy upside is limited in standard formats.
Aug 5 - 1:14 AM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a walk against the Orioles on Saturday.

Both hits were singles and he didn't factor into the scoring. He has a .253/.379/.386 slash line with six home runs and 26 RBI in 281 plate appearances. He's not exactly the ideal clean-up hitter but that is the role he's been thrust into for the Twins.
Jul 8 - 5:35 PM

Robbie Grossman went 3-for-4 with a double versus the Giants on Friday.

He was picked off after one of the hits. Unfortunately, Grossman isn't really good at anything on the field despite getting on base; he's a poor outfielder and he's just 18-for-32 stealing bases in his career. The .410 OBP goes a long way, though, and the Twins will keep him in the lineup until it drops.
Jun 10 - 1:48 AM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and three runs scored in Friday's game at L.A. Angels.

Grossman has been rolling up plenty of hits lately, posting multi-hit efforts in seven of his past 13 games (11 starts). He is 16-for-45 (.356) with four home runs and nine RBI since May 18 to raise his average from .238 to .279 to emerge as a solid play in most AL-only fantasy formats and some deeper mixed leagues.
Jun 3 - 4:28 AM

Robbie Grossman socked his fourth dinger of the season on Sunday as the Twins took the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Royals.

Grossman's two-run blast off of Ian Kennedy tied the score in the first inning and the Twins would never look back. He finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .268/.413/.433 with four homers and 14 RBI on the year.
May 21 - 8:52 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Royals.

Grossman has delivered back-to-back two-hit games after going 0-for-12 (albeit with seven walks) over his previous six games. The 27-year-old has occupied a favorable spot in the Twins’ batting order and carries sneaky value in OBP formats. He’s batting .261/.409/.402 with three homers, 12 RBI, and 15 runs scored through 30 games this season.
May 20 - 1:04 AM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday night's win over the Rockies.

Grossman plated a run with a single in the fourth inning. The outfielder has a pair of homers in 29 games, and Thursday's steal was his first. Grossman is batting .250/.400/.364 overall.
May 18 - 10:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers