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Robbie Grossman | Outfielder | #36

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Robbie Grossman homered and walked against the White Sox on Thursday.
Grossman ends June with a .237 average for the month, but with 23 walks and five homers, he remained a solid player anyway. We wouldn't expect him to continue to hit for as much power. Jun 30 - 5:42 PM

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Robbie Grossman is absent from the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

The hot-hitting outfielder will get a breather against right-hander Michael Pineda. Danny Santana is starting in his place and hitting second for the Twins.
Jun 18 - 10:59 AM

Robbie Grossman went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins fell to the Marlins on Thursday evening in Minnesota.

Grossman's two-run double knotted the score up at 2-2 in the sixth inning. He has been outstanding since his promotion from Triple-A, slashing .328/.449/.641 with four homers and 13 RBI in only 78 plate appearances. While he won't continue hitting at this clip, he's worth using as a fourth or fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues until he cools down.
Jun 10 - 12:50 AM

Robbie Grossman went 3-for-4 with three doubles in Tuesday's loss to the A's.

Grossman now has six doubles on the season. Since the Twins called him up on May 18, he is hitting a stellar .361/.452/.694 with two homers and nine RBI across 36 at-bats. That triple-slash is buoyed by the small sample size, of course, but he has done enough to make him worth a speculative pick-up in deeper AL-only formats. Just keep in mind that Grossman does not have a good track record when given extended playing time in the past. The Astros handed him a career-high 360 at-bats in 2014 and he responded with a .233/.337/.333 batting line.
Jun 1 - 1:34 AM

Robbie Grossman celebrated his Twins’ debut on Friday by going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Blue Jays.

Grossman, who signed with the Twins earlier this week, knocked in a run with a double in the second inning before adding an RBI single in the seventh and a solo homer in the ninth. However, his big night with the bat wasn’t enough to keep Minnesota from dropping to 10-31 on the year. Grossman has some on-base ability and should see semi-regular at-bats in the outfield before some youngsters get another try later this summer. He’s not worth adding in mixed leagues, but he could carve out some value in AL-only formats in the short-term.
May 20 - 11:45 PM

Twins purchased the contract of OF Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Rochester.

Grossman takes the place of Eddie Rosario. He had been with the Indians prior to opting out of his minor league contract on Monday. At Triple-A Columbus in the Tribe system, Rosario batted .256/.370/.453 across 139 plate appearances. He is just a .240/.327/.341 hitter for his major league career and can be safely avoided in fantasy leagues.
May 18 - 8:56 PM

Twins signed OF Robbie Grossman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.

Grossman just opted out of his minor league contract with the Indians, where he was hitting .256/.370/.453 over 139 plate appearances in Triple-A. The former Astro will serve as outfield depth in the minors with his new organization.
May 17 - 11:54 AM

Robbie Grossman has opted out of his minor league deal with the Indians.

Sensing there was no promotion coming, Grossman decided to take his act elsewhere after hitting .256 with six homers and 13 RBI in 34 games for Triple-A Columbus. The 26-year-old made 24 appearances at the big league level last year, hitting .143 in 49 at-bats for Houston. He shouldn't have much trouble finding a new team.
May 16 - 11:06 AM

Robbie Grossman has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

Grossman could have opted out of his minor league contract, but he has decided to stick with the Indians and their checkered outfield depth chart. The 26-year-old could be called on early if there's another injury. He owns a .240/.327/.341 career batting line.
Mar 31 - 3:08 PM

Indians signed OF Robbie Grossman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a good landing spot for Grossman, as the Indians are desperate for outfield depth, especially with Michael Brantley (shoulder) not expected by Opening Day. Grossman batted .240/.327/.341 over the last three seasons with the Astros and should have a shot to crack the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Astros released OF Robbie Grossman.

Grossman batted just .143/.222/.245 in 54 plate appearances this year at the major league level and he wasn't much better at Triple-A, but there should be a team out there willing to offer the 26-year-outfielder a non-guaranteed minor league contract.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Astros optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Fresno.

Grossman is sporting an ugly .143/.222/.245 with the big club this season. George Springer (concussion) will return from the disabled list Wednesday.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Robbie Grossman delivered a two-run single in the top of the 11th to help the Astros beat the A's 5-4 on Friday.

This one was completely scoreless for nine innings before the Astros and A's both came through with two runs in the 10th. Grossman's single through the left side of the infield in the 11th made him the hero when he could have easily been a goat; he was swinging at a 3-0 pitch from a pitcher in Eric O'Flaherty who had walked the first two guys he faced and whose only out came on a sac bunt. Plus, Jose Altuve was on deck. Grossman, though, found the hole and knocked in both runners, raising his average from .148 to .179. Fortunately, the Astros went on to add one more run from there, because the A's again came back with two runs, leaving them just a bit short.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 02:09:00 AM

Robbie Grossman (quad) has been cleared for game action.

Grossman had to leave Wednesday's game with a bruised quad, but he's OK after a day of rest. The 25-year-old is competing for a backup outfielder job.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Robbie Grossman (quad) is aiming to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Grossman suffered a left quad contusion Wednesday when he collided with teammate Jonathan Villar in an exhibition game. Grossman and Villar should both be fine for the beginning of the regular season.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers