Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
7 months ago

Grossman is out of Wednesday's lineup against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins' top two designated hitters both specialize in hitting lefties, so it will be interesting to see how they are deployed against righties over the next few weeks. Kennys Vargas draws the start and will hit fifth against righty Kendall Graveman. Grossman is in a 5-for-28 (.179) funk over his last eight games.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
7 months ago

Grossman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a 13:15 K:BB ratio over 75 plate appearances this season, Grossman has maintained an exceptional eye at the plate, but his batting average has caved a bit after a hot start to the season. He's gone just 4-for-24 (.167 average) over his last seven starts, prompting manager Paul Molitor to give him the day off Sunday in favor of Kennys Vargas, who will play DH and bat fifth in the order.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman has started five consecutive games, during which he's gone just 3-for-16 (.188). He'll get the night off as the Twins opt to have Kennys Vargas fill the DH spot.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman will serve as the Twins' DH and bat ninth in the order Wednesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The switch-hitting Grossman occupied the No. 2 spot in the order in the Opening Day lineup Monday against southpaw Danny Duffy, but it looks like he'll hit in the bottom half of the order when a right-hander takes the hill for the opposition. Max The lefty-hitting Kepler, who batted eighth Monday, will move up to the second spot as the Twins take on right-hander Ian Kennedy on Wednesday.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman started at DH and hit second in the batting order in Monday's win over Kansas City. He went 0-for-3 with two walks.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman was a surprise winner of the spring training battle for the starting DH job. It looks like his on-base skills will keep him near the top of the order if he gets on base like he did Monday.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman is likely to begin the season as Minnesota's starting DH with Kennys Vargas dealing with a foot injury and Byungho Park sent to the minors, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear if Vargas will be placed on the DL to begin the season or he could be optioned to the minors. If he can get healthy quickly, he could return as the DH since Park was sent to the minors despite hitting six home runs this spring.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Manager Paul Molitor said that Grossman (groin) came out of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox without incident and is expected to be ready to go for Opening Day, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman started in left field and struck out in both of his at-bats Wednesday, but he showed no signs of the groin strain while moving around defensively in what was his first Grapefruit League appearance in 10 days. It's expected that Grossman will share duties in left field with Eddie Rosario to begin the season, with Rosario likely picking up the bulk of the starts at the position.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman is batting fifth and starting as the left fielder in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Grossman's groin injury that has sidelined him for a couple weeks has subsided. The switch-hitter felt fine after playing in a minor league game Tuesday and will return to the lineup with Opening Day drawing closer. Grossman, set to be the Twins' fourth outfielder, is hitting .243 over 16 games this spring.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
8 months ago

Grossman (groin) played three innings of defense and logged four at-bats in a minor league game Tuesday and reported no issues, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman has missed a little over a week due to a bout of groin tightness, but it seems like the issue is now in the rear-view mirror. As long as the ailment doesn't return, he should be ready to be the fourth outfielder for the Twins when Opening Day comes.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
9 months ago

Grossman (groin) will take 5-6 at-bats and play a few innings in the field during a minor league game Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman took part in full baseball activity Monday and is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, albeit in a minor league game. If all goes well for the 27-year-old, he should be back in a Grapefruit League game shortly after. According the MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, barring any setbacks, the Twins still expect Grossman to be ready for Opening Day.