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Robbie Grossman Gets Minor League Deal With Chicago White Sox

 Matt Tallarini  |    Mar 23rd, 2024 4:09pm EDT

Robbie Grossman of the Texas Rangers looks on during batting practice prior to Game 3 of the 2023 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday, October 30, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The Chicago White Sox announced on March 22 that they signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a minor league contract which includes an invite to MLB camp. 


Grossman, 34, was born in San Diego, Calif. and has played in 11 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros from 2013-15, the Minnesota Twins from 2016-18, the Oakland Athletics from 2019-20, the Detroit Tigers from 2021-22, the Atlanta Braves in 2022, and the Texas Rangers in 2023. He elected free agency on Nov. 2, 2023. 

Last season with Texas, Grossman played in 115 games, batting .238 over 420 plate appearances with 84 hits, 23 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 49 RBI, 57 walks, 98 strikeouts, and a .734 OPS. 

In the 2022 regular season, the switch-hitter started the year in Detroit and played 83 games, hitting .205 in 320 plate appearances with 56 hits, 13 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 23 RBI, three stolen bases, 38 walks, 90 strikeouts, and a .595 OPS before he was traded on Aug. 2, 2022 to Atlanta for left-handed pitcher Kris Anglin. 

Grossman landed on the 10-day injured list on May 30, 2022, with a neck strain and was sent to a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on June 7, 2022, before being activated by the Tigers on June 10, 2022. 

In Grossman’s 11 seasons in MLB, he has a lifetime average of .244 in 1,126 games and 4,316 plate appearances with 899 hits, 23 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs, 67 RBI, 20 stolen bases, 98 walks, 155 strikeouts, and a .772 OPS. 

Grossman joins a crowded outfield corps in Chicago that includes Andrew Benintendi, Dominic Fletcher, Luis Robert Jr., Gavin Sheets, and Eloy Jimenez with opening day less than a week away. 

It’s a possibility that Grossman will start the regular season with Triple-A Charlotte as he did not play in spring training.

The Charlotte Knights play their first game of the 2024 regular season against the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, on the road at AutoZone Park on March 29 at 4:05 p.m. EDT.

The Charlotte Knights will play their first home series of the 2024 season against the Baltimore Orioles Triple-A affiliate,the Norfolk Tides, at Truist Field on April 2 at 7:04 p.m. EST. That game will be streamed on MiLB.com with a paid subscription service. MLB.tv will also include all televised minor league games on their website with a paid subscription. 

The White Sox will play their first game of the 2024 regular season against the Tigers at home on March 28 at 4:10 p.m. EST.