Grossman went 3-for-3 with two walks, a double and three RBI in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Red Sox. He also stole two bases.
Grossman certainly did his part from atop the lineup, but the Tigers dropped another one to fall to 8-22. His aggressiveness on the bases has been a pleasant surprise, as Grossman now has six stolen bases this season, which is only three shy of his career high. The veteran outfielder should continue to see regular playing time in the short term, though he's a candidate for a reduced role at some point if Detroit wants to get a better look at some younger players.
Grossman went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.
Grossman doubled to kick off the third inning and later scored Detroit's first run of the day on an RBI single. He's just 4-for-26 over his last eight contests with one homer and three RBI, though it was a good sign to see the 31-year-old reach base twice Monday afternoon.
Grossman went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Royals.
Grossman's fifth-inning blast off Royals starter Mike Minor accounted for all of the Tigers' runs Friday. The 31-year-old Grossman has two homers, seven RBI, six runs scored and a pair of stolen bases across 79 plate appearances. He's slashing .226/.380/.355 in a near-everyday role.
Grossman went 3-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's loss to Cleveland.
Grossman was a productive presence at the top of the order for the Tigers, and he delivered the team's first run of the game when he took Aaron Civale deep in the seventh inning. The veteran outfielder entered this game batting just .125, but that average was boosted to .250 after his best game of the campaign to date. Even if the average remains a bit low, Grossman remains a threat at the top of the order due to his impressive eye at the plate -- he has nine walks in seven games thus far.
Grossman is starting in right field and batting leadoff in Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Grossman received his first off day of the season Friday and returns to the lineup for the Saturday evening contest. Despite batting just .125, the veteran outfielder has a solid .440 OBP thanks to the nine walks he's drawn in just six games.
Grossman is not in Friday's lineup against Cleveland, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The veteran switch hitter is batting .125 through six games but thanks to a 6:9 K:BB, his OBP sits at a sparkling .440. Akil Baddoo is starting in left field while JaCoby Jones starts in center.
Grossman went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-inning win over the Twins.
After batting leadoff in the first four games of the season, Grossman bumped down to sixth with Minnesota starting the left-handed J.A. Happ. Grossman responded with his first two hits of the year, though he's reached base plenty, as he now has nine walks in just five games. The Tigers may continue to use Niko Goodrum as the leadoff hitter against southpaws like they did Tuesday, but Grossman figures to remain atop the order against righties.
Grossman will start in right field and bat sixth Tuesday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
With the Tigers facing a lefty (J.A. Happ) for the first time this season, manager A.J. Hinch has elected to push Grossman down in the batting order in favor of Niko Goodrum, who has recorded six hits in eight career at-bats against the Twins southpaw. Like Goodrum, Grossman is a switch-hitter who hits lefties better than righties, but Goodrum owns a career 131 wRC+ in those matchups compared to Grossman's 110 wRC+. The Tigers could end up sticking with a leadoff platoon as a result, with Grossman getting the nod atop the lineup against right-handers. Although he's yet to record a hit through Detroit's first four games, Grossman has drawn eight walks, resulting in a terrific .500 OBP.
Grossman went 0-for-1 with three walks and a stolen base in Thursday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.
The left fielder hit leadoff to begin the season and displayed his propensity for getting on base. Grossman is not known for outstanding base-stealing numbers, having never swiped more than nine bags in a season, but he was only thrown out once in nine attempts last year with Oakland. The leadoff spot in Detroit would seem to be his spot to lose.
Grossman will start in left field and lead off in Thursday's season opener against Cleveland, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Grossman had regularly been featured as Detroit's leadoff hitter in the team's spring lineups, so his presence atop the lineup for Opening Day was fully anticipated. The 31-year-old switch-hitter has batted under .250 in three of the past four seasons, but his ability to rack up walks at a steady clip should make him a decent fit at the top of the order. He also proved to be an underrated source of power and speed last season with the Athletics, popping eight home runs in 192 plate appearances while going 8-for-9 on stolen-base attempts.
Grossman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
Grossman hit his first home run of the spring in the sixth inning. The veteran outfielder is just 3-for-17 in Grapefruit League play, but he's locked into a starting role and should be able to get going when the regular season begins. Grossman posted an .826 OPS last year with Oakland, his highest mark since 2016.
Grossman is a candidate to bat leadoff this season, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
The Tigers lack a surefire leadoff hitter, which opens the door for Grossman. The veteran won't offer much speed, but he doesn't whiff a ton (under 20 percent strikeout rate the past four seasons) and he got on at a respectable .344 clip in 2020. Even if he doesn't lead off, Grossman should hit near the top of the Tigers' order and play almost every day.
Grossman signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Tigers on Tuesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
The veteran outfielder had arguably the strongest season of his career in his age-30 campaign for Oakland last season, hitting .241/.344/.482 with eight homers and eight steals in just 51 games. Those numbers aren't far shy of his career highs of 11 homers and nine steals and suggest at least modest cross-category value for Grossman going forward. Playing time could become a question if he struggles, with the Tigers likely to turn to younger options who have more of a future with the club, but if he's hitting well he won't need to be platooned, as he's a switch hitter with an above-average career batting line against both lefties and righties for his career.
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.
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|2014||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||44||175||30||59||16||0||4||15||22||38||10||8||.337||.417||.497|
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|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||11||1||5||1||0||0||3||1||1||0||0||.455||.462||.545|