Veteran Tigers Outfielder Lands on Injured List with Neck Spasms


Right after managing to climb out of last place in the American League Central division, the Detroit Tigers are staring at yet another setback. During yesterday's home game against the Cleveland Guardians, veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman tweaked a neck muscle. He exited the game early, but manager A.J. Hinch assumed it wasn't serious. He penciled Grossman into Monday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins, but scratched the 32-year-old after learning that he was suffering neck spasms.

Now Grossman has landed on the 10-day injured list. He completely strained a muscle and is reportedly unable to move his neck today. That's a bad sign for the Tigers, who are entering a long stretch of consecutive games. They have no scheduled off-days this week and will play a doubleheader tomorrow. There's still no word on when Grossman will re-enter the lineup.  

Grossman hasn't played his best baseball this season. He's hitting just .199 and slugging .241. He's yet to hit his first home run and has recorded only 10 RBIs. 

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