DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Tigers signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a $ 10 million two-year contract, adding a wrestler-hit veteran to a rebuilding team that comes from a subsequent last-place finish.
The agreement includes performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Grossman spent the last two seasons with Oakland Athletics. He struck. 241 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 51 games in the shortened season 2020.
“I’ve been so lucky to play for some big franchises over the course of my career, and I couldn’t be happier to add the Tigers to that list,” Grossman said. “I’ve been to Detroit a number of times as a visiting player, and I know how passionate the city and its fans are for Tiger baseball. I am very excited to work with my coaches and teammates, and help win baseball back to Motor City. ”
The deal includes $ 250,000 bonuses for 500 and 550 record appearances each year.
Before going on to the A-number, Grossman played for Minnesota and Houston. .826 OPS last season was just two points shy of his career in 2016. He also set a career high of 11 homers in that 2016 season with the Twins, although he would have had a good chance of breaking that if last year. had been a whole season.
“Robbie is a proven major league hitter and will bring consistent, competitive bats to our lineup,” said Detroit general manager Al Avila. “His name came up quickly when our front office started planning potential off-season additions, and we all look forward to being his veteran presence both on the pitch and in the clubhouse.”