Braves get OF Robbie Grossman from Tigers for minor leaguer

Braves get OF Robbie Grossman from Tigers for minor leaguer

Robbie Grossman, a seasoned corner outfielder, was traded to the Atlanta Braves from the Detroit Tigers on Monday night in exchange for the minor league pitcher Kris Anglin. The Atlanta Braves are the reigning champions of the World Series.

Grossman, who is 32 years old, is earning $5 million this year and is eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season. However, he has struggled for the Tigers, who are no longer in the playoff race, with a batting average of.205, 13 doubles, two home runs, and 23 RBIs in 83 games played. The switch-hitter has started in left field 43 times and right field 31 times in their career.

In his first season with the Tigers, last year, Grossman established career highs with 23 home runs and 156 games played. In addition to that, he had 98 walks, which placed him in second place in the AL, and his career on-base percentage was.348.

Grossman was quoted as saying the following after the Tigers were defeated by the Twins 5-3 in 10 innings: “I had a fun playing for the Tigers, and it didn’t finish like I wanted it to, but that’s part of this business and I’m on to the next chapter in my baseball career.”

Grossman’s prior stops in his professional career were with Houston, Minnesota, and Oakland. He will be joining a well-stocked Atlanta Braves squad that currently has the best record in the National League wild-card race and is 3 and a half games behind the lead in the National League East.

Anglin, who throws left-handed, was selected by Atlanta in the 16th round of the draught in 2021. He was a member of Augusta’s Class A.

The Braves needed to create place on their roster for Grossman, so they optioned first baseman Mike Ford to their Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett.

Infielder Ehire Adrianza was traded to the Atlanta Braves by the Washington Nationals earlier in the day in exchange for minor league outfielder Trey Harris, who is currently playing for Double-A Mississippi and has a batting average of.238.

After being hit, the veteran Robinson CanĂ³ was designated for assignment, which cleared the way for the Braves to make room on the roster for Adrianza.

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Braves get OF Robbie Grossman from Tigers for minor leaguer

Robbie Grossman, a seasoned corner outfielder, was traded to the Atlanta Braves from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Kris Anglin, a pitcher in the minor leagues. The Atlanta Braves are the reigning champions of the World Series. Grossman, who is 32 years old and earned $5 million this year, is eligible to become a free agent after the conclusion of the current season. He has battled mightily with the Tigers, who are no longer in contention, posting a batting average of.205, with 13 doubles, two home runs, and 23 RBIs in 83 games played. The switch-hitter has started in left field 43 times and right field 31 times in their career. In his first season with the Tigers in 2021, Grossman hit a career-high 23 home runs and appeared in 156 games.

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