Grossman went 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and three strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox. Grossman was forced out of Sunday's game with what was deemed to be a "heat illness," but he was back in the lineup Tuesday and came through with a two-run triple in the eighth inning to add a couple insurance runs in the 6-2 win. He's now riding a modest four-game hitting streak but is slashing just .234/.320/.333 on the year.
Grossman (illness) is hitting fifth as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Red Sox, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Grossman was lifted from Sunday's contest due to "heat illness," but he's good to go after Monday's scheduled off day. He'll face left-hander Chris Sale in this one.
Grossman was removed from Sunday's matchup against the Indians due to what the Twins are referring to as "heat illness," Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. With temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 90s in the midwest this weekend, Grossman will be lifted for precautionary reasons. He was 2-for-3 prior to exiting, and will be replaced by Taylor Motter in right field.
Grossman will serve as the Twins' designated hitter and bat seventh Sunday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Grossman has checked in as the DH in 11 of the Twins' 16 games since May 18, a date that coincides with Joe Mauer suffering a neck injury that later landed him on the disabled list. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Mauer put in a full workout prior to Sunday's contest, creating some hope the 35-year-old may be able to return from the DL later this week. Once Mauer is back in the fold, he and Logan Morrison would likely share duties at first base and DH in most games, thereby squeezing Grossman out of the lineup on a recurring basis.
Grossman is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Grossman has settled into a regular role in the Twins' outfield with Byron Buxton (toe) on the disabled list, but he hasn't produced much with the extra at-bats. He's hitting just .185 on the season and is hitless in his past three starts. Grossman will head to the bench for night off, allowing Ryan LaMarre to pick up a start in center field Friday night.
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