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Robbie Grossman | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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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. Mar 26 - 12:20 PM

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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.
Mar 25 - 3:13 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.
Mar 17 - 5:08 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.
Mar 5 - 4:31 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

Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI against the Red Sox on Friday.

Grossman had an RBI single in the fifth inning and later added a solo blast in the seventh. He's hitting .344 (11-for-32) with a .432 on-base percentage of his last eight games. The Astros have used him out of the leadoff spot for each of the last seven, so he should be active in AL-only formats right now.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Robbie Grossman belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning on Friday, powering the Astros to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Grossman's blast off Neal Cotts broke a 1-1 tie and put the Astros ahead to stay. He also singled, doubled and walked in the game, finishing 3-for-3. He has struggled to this point in the season, slashing just .203/.328/.323 with five homers and 23 RBI and could soon lose playing time once Alex Presley is cleared to return.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:46:00 AM

Robbie Grossman went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Astros beat the Rangers 8-4 on Wednesday.

Grossman, who was just recalled Tuesday after a couple of weeks back in Triple-A, snapped an 0-for-28 slump that dated back to June 9. He'll get a few more starts this week with Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley out, but he might not be much of a factor afterwards.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Astros recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He'll take the place of the injured Alex Presley (oblique) on the active roster. Grossman is batting just .158/.273/.263 across 35 games for the Astros this season, but he should have some appeal in AL-only formats.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Astros optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Grossman has hit only .158/.273/.263 across 35 games for the Astros this season and is being sent to the minors for the second time. L.J. Hoes has replaced him on the roster.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
4Gregorio Petit
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Roberto Hernandez
6Brad Peacock
7Asher Wojciechowski
8Jake Buchanan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Kevin Chapman
9Joe Thatcher
10Darin Downs
11James Hoyt
12Jason Stoffel