Rangers Nearing Deal With Veteran Outfielder

David Kaestle
Robbie Grossman could be a great addition to the Texas Rangers.
Robbie Grossman could be a great addition to the Texas Rangers. / Associated Press

Since opening Globe Life Field in 2020, the Texas Rangers have spent a ton of money signing players in an effort to quickly build a competitive team and keep fans engaged.

Last offseason, the Rangers grabbed headlines by spending big on Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. This offseason, they added arguably the best pitcher on the market in Jacob deGrom.

Baseball isn't just about stars, though, and building a contending team also includes getting the right pieces outside of your stars. Texas could be looking to add one of those guys in the form of veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman.

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Grossman struggled in 2022, splitting time between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. Overall he slashed just .209/.310/.311, well below his career averages of .245/.346/.377.

Clearly, Texas would be banking on Grossman getting back to those career norms at age 33. He also provides some defensive versatility after playing all three outfield spots previously in his career, making him a great piece to have coming off the bench or start in case of injury.

The Rangers already have a promising young outfield, but Grossman would provide veteran experience and support to that younger group, both on and off the field. Nothing is final yet on a Grossman deal, but it's easy to see why Texas is interested, especially since the price tag should be relatively cheap.

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