The Texas Rangers, 먹튀검증who were looking for left field resources, succeeded in signing Robbie Grossman.
Texas announced on its official website on the 18th (Korean time) that “the club has signed a one-year contract with Grossman.” Terms of the deal have not been formalized, but it is reported that $2 million plus $3 million in incentives have been added.
Grossman first hit the big leagues in 2013, playing for the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He had a career batting average of 0.245 with 80 home runs, 366 RBIs, and 447 runs with an OPS of 0.724.
He showed good form by hitting 23 home runs in the 2021 season, but crashed last year with a batting average of 0.209, 7 home runs, 45 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.622 while going through Detroit and Atlanta.
However, Texas paid attention to Grossman’s record as a switch hitter but strong against lefties. Grossman posted a batting average of 0.320 OPS and 0.879 against lefties last year. (A batting average against right-handed pitchers, 0.163 OPS, 0.509) Accordingly, it is expected that he will often appear in games against left-handed pitchers.
Texas finished last season in the major leagues with an OPS of 0.577 in left field last season, and needed reinforcement. With no set starter, general manager Chris Young also mentioned a plan to appoint them as a platoon.
Currently, Bubba Thompson, Ezekiel Duran, Tsutsugo Yoshitomo, Travis Yankowski, and Josh Smith are being discussed as left field resources, and with Grossman joining, the competition is expected to intensify.
Meanwhile, Texas has a 40-man roster overflowing with Grossman. Left-hander Brett Martin, who had shoulder surgery in January, was placed on the 60-day disabled list.