Grossman will be on the bench Monday against the Twins. Grossman will sit after starting 13 straight games, a stretch in which he posted an .812 OPS. This appears to be nothing other than a routine rest for the veteran. Akil Baddoo and Victor Reyes will be the corner outfielders in his absence.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Rangers. Grossman went deep for the second straight game and now has 15 long balls this season. Coming into the year, the veteran outfielder's career best was the 11 home runs he hit for the Twins in 2016. Grossman's .229 batting average won't wow fantasy managers, but the homers as well as his career-high 11 stolen bases have helped boost his value.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. Grossman homered off Dane Dunning before the All-Star break, and Grossman homered off Dunning yet again in their first meeting after the midseason pause. After a lengthy rain delay, Grossman brought the thunder in the first inning with a solo shot. While his average still sits at .229, the switch hitter has hit safely in all but four of the 14 games he's played in July.
Grossman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. Grossman blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning during Saturday's matinee, and it proved to be the difference in the 1-0 win. The 31-year-old has now gone 5-for-19 with three home runs, six RBI and a stolen base across his last six appearances.
Grossman (finger) will bat third and play left field Friday against the Twins. Grossman missed Thursday's game with a jammed finger, but the issue evidently wasn't a serious one. He recorded a hit in three straight games prior to the injury, a positive sign after he grabbed just five hits in his previous 14 games.