The Indians absolutely need to add at least one outfielder this offseason but in a perfect world they’d bring two to town. Another affordable outfield option for the club to consider is Oakland Athletics left fielder Robbie Grossman.
The 31-year old started his career with the Houston Astros where he struggled in-parts of three-seasons. In December of 2015, Grossman actually signed a minor league deal with the Indians but after he failed to make the big league roster opted out of his deal in May of 2016 and signed with the Minnesota Twins.
Grossman’s decision would do him wonders as in 99 games for the Twins in 2016 he slashed a career-best .280/.386/.443 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI’s.
After hitting .273 in 2018 for Minnesota he signed with the Oakland A’s where he took over as Oakland’s starting left fielder.
The club reached the postseason in each of his two years in Oakland and will now be looking for a new home.
Adding to his value, Grossman is a switch-hitter meaning the Indians can play him against any pitching. On a one-year deal he could bring important stability to the Tribe outfield and potentially be a valuable trade piece come summer if the team is not in the postseason race.