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28 Niko Goodrum SS

Detroit Tigers

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April 5, 2020 12:48 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Working out at home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum is working out and hitting off a tee at a facility he built at his Atlanta-area home while MLB play is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Goodrum and a few family members constructed the home baseball facility a few years ago, and it's become an increasingly valuable resource for him as he's unable to use team facilities. "I wasn't planning for something like this," he said. "I was just investing in my career." The ultra-versatile 28-year-old recorded 12 home runs and 12 steals in 112 games last season, and he might be boosting his eventual 2020 production through the work he's been able to do while play is suspended.

March 4, 2020 11:20 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Plays well Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

Goodrum missed a little over a week with a sore groin recently, but he looked good in this one. The 28-year-old is lined up to be Detroit's Opening Day shortstop, though he's proven to be versatile enough to play all over the field, which gives him some added fantasy value.

March 2, 2020 08:16 AM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) is in the lineup for Monday's spring game against the Red Sox, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Goodrum missed over a week with a sore groin, but he is ready to resume playing. With three weeks of exhibition games to go, Goodrum should have plenty of time to get up to speed before Opening Day. He is on track to open the season as the Tigers' starting shortstop.

February 27, 2020 11:52 AM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Absence considered precautionary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays, but he continues to take part in all baseball activities at camp, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

The Tigers are just taking some extra caution with Goodrum after he experienced some mild tightness earlier this week in the same groin area that sidelined him last August. The fact that Goodrum is still participating in full workouts supports the notion that the injury isn't anything that will threaten his availability for Opening Day.

February 26, 2020 08:40 AM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's spring game against the Blue Jays, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Goodrum had a shot to play Wednesday, but the Tigers will give him at least one more day to rest and recover before adding him back to the lineup.

February 25, 2020 04:24 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Battling sore groin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum has been dealing with a sore groin but could return to game action Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Goodrum dealt with a groin issue late last season and didn't play in a game after Aug. 23 due to the injury. While it's concerning to see a similar issue pop up again so soon in camp, it seems as though the Tigers aren't particularly concerned.

January 28, 2020 02:12 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Prepping for regular shortstop role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum is expected to see the bulk of his reps at shortstop this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Goodrum primarily played shortstop while coming up through the Twins' farm system, but he's filled a super-utility role during his two seasons in the majors with Detroit. He made at least five appearances at every position in the field except third base in 2019, including more than 20 games at shortstop, second base and left field. He'll retain multi-position eligibility in most leagues heading into the upcoming season, but perhaps not beyond 2020 if he can run away with the full-time job at shortstop. Willi Castro looms as a potential threat to Goodrum if the Tigers determine the 22-year-old is worthy of another extended look in the majors after flopping during his first taste of the big leagues late in 2019.

September 30, 2019 01:04 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

With the season now over, the move is purely procedural. Goodrum failed in his bid to return before the end of the season, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be affected heading into next year. He finished his campaign with a decent .248/.322/.421 slash line, adding 12 homers and 12 steals.

September 14, 2019 02:32 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Trying to make it back this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) did some running drills Saturday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

He is not expected to be able to return this season, although McCosky says Goodrum wants to make it back, even if it's only for a couple games. He was doing quick starts and sprints in the outfield as he ramps up activity. Given the fact he may not make it back this season, it makes little sense to roster Goodrum in most redraft leagues.

September 10, 2019 04:16 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Not expected back this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) is not expected to return to action this season, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Manager Ron Gardenhire suggested in late August that Goodrum was likely done. He was more definitive in his assessment Tuesday, saying Goodrum's season is over barring a "miracle." Goodrum finishes just shy of a two-win season (by fWAR) in 2019, so he should be considered one of the few sure things for the Tigers' 2020 lineup. His speed should keep him relevant in 15-team mixed formats.

August 28, 2019 04:20 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Could be done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Gardenhire acknowledged Tuesday that Goodrum (groin) may not be able to play again this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. "It just depends on how he does after the recovery," Gardenhire said, regarding Goodrum's chances of returning from the 10-day injured list. "He's going to have to lay off of baseball activities so, we'll see. I'm sure he will try to get back and play a little bit. But we'd be pushing the envelope with that."

Goodrum was placed on the IL over the weekend after aggravating his left groin Aug. 17. After meeting with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Monday, Goodrum's injury was reclassified as an adductor strain, with the core-muscle specialist recommending 10-to-14 days of no baseball-related activities. Since Goodrum won't be cleared to resume on-field work until at least mid-September, he won't have a chance to go on a proper minor-league rehab assignment, making the odds of him rejoining the Tigers appear remote. Willi Castro and Ronny Rodriguez will likely handle the majority of the work in the middle infield the rest of the season while Goodrum is on the shelf.

August 28, 2019 11:04 AM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Out 10-to-14 days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum was diagnosed with an abductor strain Tuesday and will miss 10-to-14 days, Jason Beck of reports.

Goodrum landed on the injured list Friday. The stated timeline would have him returning late in the first week of September or early in the second week of that month.

August 24, 2019 12:00 AM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday night due to a left groin strain.

Goodrum was pulled from Friday's matchup due to a groin issue, and after dealing with a similar issue earlier in the week, the Tigers will place him on the injured list. He'll be eligible to return beginning Sept. 2. Detroit will announce a corresponding move prior to Saturday's matchup.

August 23, 2019 09:20 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Removed with groin tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum was lifted from Friday's game against the Twins due to left groin tightness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Goodrum just returned Thursday from a groin injury, and he appears to have reaggravated the issue. He was replaced at second base by Ronny Rodriguez.

August 22, 2019 11:32 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Hits 12th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Astros.

Goodrum went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against Houston starter Gerrit Cole but had a lot more success against reliever Joe Biagini, connecting against the righty for his 12th home run of the season in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old utility player has matched his 12 home runs with 12 stolen bases, giving him decent fantasy value.

August 22, 2019 04:56 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Returns to lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) returns to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.

The 27-year-old returns to the lineup after missing four games while nursing a sore groin. Goodrum will hit in the cleanup spot against right-hander Gerrit Cole. The switch-hitting second baseman is slashing just .215/.295/.386 in 359 plate appearances against righties.

August 22, 2019 10:20 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Goodrum will remain on the bench for a fourth straight game as he continues to nurse a sore groin. According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, the utility man is set to go through pre-game workouts as a test, and if the issue persists, Goodrum may require a stint on the injured list. Harold Castro is starting in center field in his place Wednesday, with Gordon Beckham starting at the keystone.

August 20, 2019 03:52 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Remains out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum (groin) isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

Goodrum missed Monday's matchup with a sore groin, and the issue will force him to miss at least one more game. Brandon Dixon draws another start in the outfield with Goodrum out of commission.

August 19, 2019 05:12 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Out with sore groin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum is not in the lineup Monday due to a sore groin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Goodrum missed Sunday's game due to the injury and still isn't 100 percent. Brandon Dixon is starting in the outfield in place of the utility man, who should be considered day-to-day.

August 19, 2019 03:20 PM
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Out again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goodrum is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros.

Goodrum will stick on the bench for a second straight as Ronny Rodriguez picks up another start at the keystone in his stead. The utility man is slashing .262/.328/.459 with one home run and eight RBI in 15 games this month.

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Detroit Tigers

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