Grossman is in the starting lineup for the American League Wild Card Game against the Rays on Wednesday, batting eighth.
Grossman returns to the starting nine after missing time at the end of the regular season with a sore shoulder. The 30-year-old struggled at the plate in September, recording a .149/.216/.234 slash line with six runs and four RBI in 22 games.
Grossman has been dealing with a sore shoulder in recent games, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Grossman has been out of the lineup the last two days, and with the Athletics having clinched home-field advantage for Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game with their win Saturday, he's also sitting out Sunday's regular-season finale. The veteran outfielder has endured a difficult September at the plate (.136 average), and this latest report may help at least partly explain his struggles.
Grossman, who went 1-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday, is hitting just .154 (6-for-39) with three extra-base hits and four RBI in September.
The veteran outfielder also has four walks and six runs over that span, but it's been a month of meager fantasy production for Grossman overall. The 30-year-old has also failed to leave the yard in 31 games, a dubious streak that's capped his overall upside at a critical time of season.
Grossman went 3-for-6 with a pair of runs and a pair of RBI in Tuesday's blowout win over the Astros.
Grossman was one of three teammates to record at least three hits in the 21-7 victory. The night was a significant improvement over what Grossman had done over the previous 11 games, where he'd hit just .161/.235/.226.
Grossman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Grossman has turned in an ugly .182/.280/.598 slash line versus left-handed pitching this season, so it's not too surprising that he'll head to the bench with southpaw Daniel Norris serving as Detroit's opening pitcher. Jurickson Profar will replace Grossman in left field.
Grossman is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels
Grossman will stick on the bench for a second straight game with another left-hander in Jose Suarez set to serve as the primary pitcher for the Angels. In his place, Chad Pinder is starting in right field and hitting seventh.
Grossman is not starting Wednesday against the Angels.
Grossman will sit with lefty Patrick Sandoval on the mound for Los Angeles. Chad Pinder starts in right field.
Grossman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
The right-handed Chad Pinder and switch-hitting Jurickson Profar will occupy the two corner outfield spots in the series finale while lefties Grossman and Seth Brown head to the bench with southpaw J.A. Happ on the bump for New York.
Grossman will be on the bench Tuesday against lefty Mike Montgomery and the Royals.
Grossman continues to sit against most lefties. Seth Brown gets the nod in left field in his absence.
Grossman isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Chad Pinder will start in left field and hit sixth against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Grossman is 13-for-38 with a home run, eight runs scored, four RBI and five walks in his last 10 starts. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing just .189/.302/.297 in 43 plate appearances against southpaws.
Grossman went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and two runs in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Grossman continues to enjoy a solid month at the plate, with Thursday's effort marking the seventh consecutive start in which he's hit safely. The veteran outfielder has an outstanding .409 on-base percentage across 66 plate appearances in August, and he retains a chance to eclipse personal bests in runs, RBI, walks and steals if he continues to log regular playing time for what remains of the season.
Grossman is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.
Grossman will give way to Chad Pinder in left field Wednesday with lefty J.A. Happ starting for the Yankees. The outfielder is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak, slashing .320/.393/.520 with one home run and four RBI during that stretch.
Grossman went 3-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs overall in a win over the Giants on Wednesday.
The switch-hitting outfielder put good wood on the ball in the win, notching his first two extra-base hits of August in the process. Grossman has hit safely in three of his last four games and appears to be rebounding from a 15-game skid that spanned July 22 to Aug. 7, one during which he hit .136 (6-for-44) with 12 strikeouts and saw his season average quickly tumble 18 points to .243.
Grossman is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the White Sox.
Grossman will take a seat with southpaw Ross Detwiler on the mound for the White Sox. Chad Pinder will enter the lineup in left field in his place. Grossman has a .512 OPS in 23 games since the All-Star break.
Grossman is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Grossman will give way to Chad Pinder in left field for Wednesday's series finale with lefty Jose Quintana starting for the opposition. Over his last 10 games, Grossman is hitting just .161 with a .486 OPS.
Grossman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Grossman singled and stole second in the second inning and repeated the baserunning feat after a ninth-inning walk. He has now swiped eight bases this season -- one short of his career high -- while slashing .253/.346/.372 with five homers and 37 runs scored in 328 plate appearances.
Grossman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.
Grossman sits against lefty Wade Miley. Chad Pinder takes over as usual in left field in his absence.
Grossman, who went 2-for-4 in a win over the Twins on Saturday, is hitting .361 (13-for-36) with two doubles, six RBI, nine walks, a stolen base and four runs across his first 12 games in July.
The veteran outfielder has already boosted his average 18 points to .261 and his on-base percentage 26 points to .355 this month, which comes on the heels of a .300/.355/.457 tally for Grossman in June. The summer surge has completely turned around the 29-year-old's season and returned him to fantasy relevance, even as he's still in the process of fortifying his power-hitting contributions (22 extra-base hits across 297 plate appearances). The recent production has also solidified Grossman's hold on an everyday role in left field and helped cushion the loss of Stephen Piscotty (knee), an absence that's encompassed the entirety of July thus far.
Grossman is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Grossman will stick on the bench for a second straight game with another lefty in Tommy Milone set to cover the majority of innings for Seattle. In eight appearances this month, Grossman is slashing .455/.600/.545 with two doubles, six RBI and an 8:2 BB:K. Chad Pinder is starting in the outfield in his place Wednesday.
Grossman isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
Grossman will unsurprisingly head to the bench with a southpaw in Marco Gonzales set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Chad Pinder draws the start in left field and is set to bat seventh with Grossman out of the mix.
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