Robbie Grossman is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics.
Grossman, who was expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, was unable to make the team because of his commitment to attending Texas.
After drafting Grossman in the sixth round and signing him to an above-slot signing bonus of $1 million, the Pittsburgh Pirates opted to keep him.
For the Bradenton Marauders of Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2010, Grossman was a member of the team (FSL).
When he returned to the Marauders in 2011, Grossman became the first minor league player since Nick Swisher in 2004 to score 100 runs and walk 100 times; he also became the first player in the FSL to achieve this feat since 1998.
In addition, he was selected as Pittsburgh’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2013.
He was regarded as the 76th greatest prospect in baseball by Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus before the 2012 season.
Spring training 2012 saw the Pittsburgh Pirates welcome Grossman to join the team. They traded him together with Rudy Owens and Colton Cain for Wandy Rodrguez on July 24, 2012.
Is Robbie Grossman Playing Today?
Robbie Grossman is still out for the Tigers on Friday. Grossman has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals because of a groin injury.