Tigers Get Promising Robbie Grossman Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Detroit Tigers got a promising injury update on outfielder Robbie Grossman.
The Detroit Tigers got a promising injury update on outfielder Robbie Grossman. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are averaging 2.80 runs per game through their first five contests on the year (T-No. 25 in MLB) and need their veteran players to start stepping up on offense. The good news is that outfielder Robbie Grossman will have the opportunity to do so after the MRI on his groin came back clean.

Robbie Grossman Injury Update

Grossman left the Tigers' game on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing groin tightness when he was doubled off at first base. Imaging tests have ruled out any structural damage and the 32-year-old told reporters Wednesday morning that he was feeling better despite some lingering soreness.

It's likely going to be a couple of days before Grossman is back in Detroit's lineup. Any setbacks may bring about a stint on the injured list, but it is all good news right now. 25-year-old slugger Daz Cameron remains on the team's taxi squad if a roster spot does end up opening up in the outfield.

The Tigers have found a lot of success since sliding Grossman into the leadoff spot in 2021. He has posted a slash line of .233/.353/.404 with the team and smacked 23 home runs. Grossman has also racked up 90 runs scored, 68 RBI and 20 stolen bases across a total of 161 games in Detroit.

Manager AJ Hinch's squad will aim to get back to the .500 mark when they take on the Boston Red Sox in a Wednesday afternoon matchup. The Tigers are +110 underdogs on the moneyline in that one and have +5500 odds to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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