Grossman is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 of the Athletics' ALDS matchup with the Astros.
Grossman will take a seat for the second game in a row while manager Bob Melvin continues to make room in the lineup for the hot-hitting Khris Davis, who has smacked home runs in the first two contests of the series. So long as Davis continues to spark an otherwise languishing Athletics offense, expect him to pick up starts at the expense of either Grossman or Stephen PIscotty.
Grossman will sit for Game 2 of the ALDS against Houston on Tuesday.
Despite being a switch hitter, Grossman didn't start a single game against a southpaw this season. That trend will continue Tuesday against Framber Valdez, with Mark Canha starting in left field and Khris Davis serving as the designated hitter.
Grossman will be on the bench for the second game of the Wild Card Series against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Grossman went hitless in Game 1, though that's true of most of his teammates as well, as Oakland managed just three hits in their 4-1 loss. Mark Canha slides from right field to left in his absence, with Stephen Piscotty entering the lineup in right field.
Grossman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Grossman has turned in a decent season, with the switch hitter doing nearly all of his damage against right-handed pitching. Against lefties, Grossman is just 2-for-20. He sits against Marco Gonzales in the regular-season finale, and Grossman's exposure to southpaws will remain limited during the postseason.
Grossman went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 12-3 loss to the Mariners in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.
Grossman was the only A's hitter to really solve Mariners starter Justin Dunn in the nightcap. The pair of homers gave Grossman eight in 51 games, to go with eight stolen bases, 23 RBI and 23 runs scored this season.
Grossman is not starting the first of Saturday's two games against Seattle.
As usual, Grossman hits the bench with a lefty (Justus Sheffield) on the mound for the opposition. He'll presumably return to the lineup for the nightcap, with righty Justin Dunn scheduled to pitch for the Mariners. Mark Canha will be the left fielder in his absence.
Grossman isn't in Friday's lineup against the Mariners.
Grossman went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Thursday, and he'll get a breather for Friday's series opener. Mark Canha will start in left field with Khris Davis serving as the designated hitter.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Grossman staked Oakland to an early lead with a solo shot to left field in the first inning, but the team could muster only one run the rest of the way. The long ball was Grossman's first hit since Sept. 14 -- he had gone 0-for-15 over his past four contests.
Grossman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.
Grossman started the past five games but will head to the bench with southpaw Tyler Anderson starting for San Francisco. Mark Canha shifts to left field while Khris Davis bats sixth as the designated hitter.
Grossman went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, two stolen bases and a run during a win over the Mariners in the second game of a doubleheader Monday.
The veteran outfielder made both of his appearances on the basepaths count, and he pushed his season OBP to an impressive .376 in the process. Grossman has been picking it back up at the plate after opening September in a 5-for-26 funk over his first seven games, as he's now hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a home run, two RBI, a walk, Monday's pair of steals and three runs over his last five contests.
Grossman isn't in the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mariners.
Grossman will take a seat for the second time in the last three games after going 1-for-7 with three strikeouts recently. Mark Canha will take over in left field with Khris Davis serving as the designated hitter during the matinee.
Grossman will sit for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rangers.
The 30-year-old went hitless in three trips to the plate in the afternoon contest. Mark Canha will start in left field in his absence, with Stephen Piscotty returning from a wrist injury to start in right.
Grossman went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored in Oakland's 10-6 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Grossman homered for the first time in nearly a month while recording his first multi-hit effort in six games. The 30-year-old is hitting .258 over 120 at-bats this season.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 6-0 win over the Astros.
Grossman got aboard with a single, stole second and scored on Tony Kemp's double in the second inning. The stolen base was Grossman's fifth of the year. The outfielder is hitting .265/.400/.529 with four homers, 15 RBI and 15 runs scored in 32 contests.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a double in Friday's loss against the Padres.
The Athletics recorded just four hits in 29 at-bats against Padres pitching Friday and Grossman was the only one who mustered an extra-base hit. The 30-year-old veteran has hit safely in each of Oakland's last three games, but he has gone 10 straight games without racking up two or more knocks and is hitting only .200 during that 10-game stretch.
Grossman isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Grossman went 0-for-7 with one run, one RBI, two walks and two strikeouts over the past two games, and he'll get a breather Wednesday. Mark Canha will start in left field.
Grossman remains on the bench against lefty Andrew Heaney and the Angels on Friday.
Despite being a switch hitter, Grossman is evidently viewed as exclusively an option against right-handers by the Athletics, as he's yet to start against a lefty all year. Mark Canha will be the left fielder Friday.
Grossman isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Grossman reached base three times and drove in two runs Wednesday, but he'll take a breather Thursday. Mark Canha will start in left field with Khris Davis serving as the designated hitter.
Grossman went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI and two walks in Wednesday's win over Arizona.
Grossman has hit safely in nine of Oakland's last 11 games and has racked up four homers with nine RBI across that stretch, but he is also displaying a good eye at the plate, as evidenced by his 1.63 BB/K ratio. Grossman is hitting .343 with a 1.426 OPS during that 11-game span.
Grossman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Grossman continues to be one of the most productive hitters in the Athletics' lineup and saw his average rise to .300 with a 2-for-4 performance. He has now hit safely in eight of his last nine appearances, racking up all four of his home runs and seven RBI across that stretch.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/08||@ HOU||L 6-11||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|10/07||@ HOU||W 9-7||1||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|10/06||vs HOU||L 2-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/05||vs HOU||L 5-10||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|10/01||vs CHW||W 6-4||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/29||vs CHW||L 1-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/26||@ SEA||L 3-12||4||2||3||2||2||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||36||135||22||36||8||2||3||11||18||43||4||1||.267||.371||.422|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||70||253||42||71||11||2||2||20||48||66||15||8||.281||.396||.364|
|2014||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||44||175||30||59||16||0||4||15||22||38||10||8||.337||.417||.497|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||2||7||2||1||0||0||0||1||2||2||0||0||.143||.333||.143|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||11||1||5||1||0||0||3||1||1||0||0||.455||.462||.545|