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Robbie Grossman | Outfielder | #19

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / PIT
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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

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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

Robbie Grossman left Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with a left quad contusion.

Grossman was involved in a collision with teammate Jonathan Villar earlier in the game. The Astros decided to play things safe, but it's not a major concern. Consider him day-to-day.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Robbie Grossman doubled, singled and walked in his three plate appearances Tuesday against the Pirates.

If Jake Marisnick and Jonathan Singleton play to a draw this spring, Grossman's hot bat would give the Astros extra incentive to demote Marisnick and keep Singleton. Grossman is currently 11-for-24 with four walks, and he gives the Astros their best leadoff option if they decide they want to hit Jose Altuve second.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI as the Astros beat the Phillies 6-3 on Monday.

That Evan Gattis now seems set to spend more time in left field than at first base this spring isn't very good news for Grossman. He probably belongs in a bench role anyway, and he might get one, though it doesn't help his case that he has an option year left and Alex Presley doesn't.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a sac bunt on Monday to raise his average to .231.

Grossman was hitting .220 prior to his current five-game hitting streak. He's been a fixture in the Houston lineup lately with George Springer out, but ideally, he'll be a fourth outfielder next year behind Springer, Dexter Fowler and either Jake Marisnick or perhaps an offseason addition. If the Astros don't add a starter, then Grossman will probably get a chance to battle for Marisnick's spot.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Robbie Grossman went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Grossman fell victim to Indians starter Corey Kluber for three of the four strikeouts, and he wasn't alone -- the Klubot fanned 14 Astros batters in the game. Closer Cody Allen did the honors in the ninth. He also worked a walk in the game, a good portrait of Grossman as a hitter -- he has 96 strikeouts in 322 at-bats, but Grossman also owns an on-base percentage 105 points higher than his batting average.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Angels Sunday.

Grossman delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning, his third straight game with an RBI. During a six-game hitting streak, Grossman is 10-for-29 (.345) with four RBI and three runs scored. A player with good on-base skills, Grossman could be playing for a bench spot next year.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Grossman led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run. It was a sign of things to come, as the Astros put eight runs on C.J. Wilson and the Angels. That included Grossman's RBI double in the fourth. Grossman won't hit for average, but he's got on-base skills that will keep him atop the Astros lineup for much of the final month for those interested in an AL-only flier.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Robbie Grossman went 0-for-4 at the dish in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Grossman hadn't played the last couple days due to a sprained ankle, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. He's hitting .212/.326/.320 for the Astros this season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:15:00 AM

Robbie Grossman is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers due to a sprained left ankle.

Grossman tweaked the ankle in Wednesday's game. He can be considered day-to-day. Marc Krauss will make the start in left field Thursday and Marwin Gonzalez will hit leadoff.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Kyle Crockett
7Joe Thatcher
8Shawn Armstrong
9Giovanni Soto
10Dan Otero
11Joba Chamberlain
12Felipe Paulino
13Tom Gorzelanny
14Craig Stammen