Grossman is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Grossman heads to the bench following an 0-for-4 day at the plate during Tuesday's defeat. In his place, Joe Mauer will occupy the DH spot while Kennys Vargas draws the assignment at first.
Grossman is not in the lineup Friday for the second day in a row. Manager Paul Molitor wanted to give Joe Mauer a lighter load Thursday and Mitch Garver a start Friday, and both were slotted in as the designated hitter at Grossman's expense. Grossman is 9-for-24 (.375) since returning from the disabled list, so it seems likely he will be back in action Saturday following his two-day break.
Grossman is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Toronto. Grossman will occupy a spot on the bench following a pair of starts, including an 0-for-4 day at the plate during Wednesday's victory. In his place, Joe Mauer gets a night off from the field and will handle the DH duties while Kennys Vargas mans first.
Grossman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Grossman will head to the bench after starting each of the past five games after returning from the disabled list on Sept. 5. The 27-year-old has gone 6-for-14 with two homers and four RBI over that stretch, but he will give way to Joe Mauer at the designated hitter spot Sunday, while Kennys Vargas draws the start at first.
Grossman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Royals. Grossman broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with his ninth home run of the year. The switch-hitting outfielder has started at DH in three consecutive games since coming off the disabled list and has two home runs over that span.
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