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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Braves surging, and improved Robbie Grossman is a reason Marcell Ozuna already was benched - The Athletic

This is not a ringing endorsement of the Tigers’ coaching and player development.

When they got outfielder Robbie Grossman from Detroit in a trade-deadline swap for minor-leaguer Kris Anglin, the Braves were thinking strictly platoon with Grossman, a switch hitter who had struggled mightily this season against right-handers.

Soon after the trade, however, analysts from Braves baseball operations presented video to hitting coach Kevin Seitzer that showed what Grossman was doing differently from past seasons when he’d thrived against righties. The outlook started to change.

If Grossman saw the same things they were seeing and was willing to work right away on adjustments, Seitzer and the Braves analytics experts thought he might be more than a right-handed hitting platoon player to share left-field duties with Eddie Rosario, as originally planned.

To say that it’s worked as hoped would be an understatement. Grossman hit .205 with a .595 OPS and two home runs and 90 strikeouts in 273 at-bats with Detroit, including .143 (28-for-196) with one homer left-handed. But in 11 games with the Braves before Friday, he hit .286 (8-for-28) with two homers and a .965 OPS, including 6-for-18 from the left side.

jimfurtado Posted: August 21, 2022 at 12:13 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, August 01, 2022

Detroit Tigers trade Robbie Grossman to Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitcher Kris Anglin

The Detroit Tigers have made their first trade, just minutes after their latest loss.

After Monday’s loss to the Twins, the Tigers sent outfielder Robbie Grossman to the Atlanta Braves, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Tigers are getting left-handed pitcherKris Anglin in return.

Grossman, 32, is suffering arguably the worst season of his 10-year MLB career. The switch-hitter is batting .205 with two home runs and 23 RBIs in 83 games (272 at-bats). He is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million contract.

Still, he can play all three outfield positions and had a 440-game errorless streak snapped just a few weeks ago. He can now help the Braves battle for the NL East and defending their World Series championship.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 01, 2022 at 11:51 PM | 0 comment(s)
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