Groshans will be a part of the Blue Jays' 60-man roster. Groshans started the 2019 campaign in the Midwest League with Low-A Lansing, where he hit .337/.427/.482 with two home runs and 13 RBI over 95 plate appearances before suffering a left foot injury in mid-May that ended his season. However, the 20-year-old is fully healthy heading into the 2020 campaign and will get a chance to develop with the team's 60-man roster once play resumes.
Groshans said in an interview with Jim Callis of MLB.com earlier this month that he made a full recovery from the left foot injury that sidelined him from mid-May onward last season. "Mostly just being flexible, being able to move quicker, faster," Groshans said, regarding what he focused on this offseason once he became healthy again. "I lost a little bit of body fat, put some muscle on just to try and get stronger. I actually feel lighter, faster and stronger than I did last year." Groshans' 2020 debut looks like it will have to wait until at least mid-May after Major League Baseball recently announced the start of the season would be pushed back eight weeks or more, but he'll at least head into his third pro campaign with a clean bill of health. Before the sore left foot sidelined him, Groshans more than held his own in the Midwest League, posting a .337/.427/.482 slash line (167 wRC+). He'll likely start the season with Low-A Lansing but could be in store for a quick promotion to High-A Dunedin if he resumes raking at the plate right away.
Groshans is back on the 7-day injured list with Low-A Lansing with a recurrence of general soreness in his left foot. He was out from April 29 until May 8 with the same issue and it's a little concerning that he landed right back on the IL a week after being activated. The team may conduct some tests to try to better assess the issue.
Groshans (foot) has gone 2-for-8 with a walk and four strikeouts in two games with Low-A Lansing since his return from the injured list. Groshans had been on an incredible run before the foot issue cropped up, slashing .342/.429/.507 in his first 19 games with a full-season affiliate, and it shouldn't be long before he's back to punishing Low-A pitching. The bat is clearly advanced for his age (19), and with good athleticism at third base, Groshans already ranks among the team's top prospects behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette.
Groshans was placed on the minor-league injured list with general soreness in his left foot, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Groshans was tearing it up with Low-A Lansing prior to landing on the IL, slashing .342/.429/.507 with a pair of homers and a stolen base through 19 games. Fortunately, the injury isn't thought to be anything that will force the 19-year-old to miss an extended chunk of time.