He’s baaaaaack. Robbie Grossman has been called up again by the Astros and will replace Alex Presley on the active roster. Presley suffered a strained oblique and had to be removed from last night’s game. The injury lands Alex on the disabled list and gives Grossman another chance to prove that he’s ready for the big leagues.
Grossman struggled mightily in two stints with the Astros earlier this season, but has been outstanding at AAA Oklahoma City (sound familiar?). In his last ten games with the RedHawks, Grossman has posted a stellar .474/.565/.658 slash line. Maybe the 24-year old switch-hitter can stay hot and inject some life into the Astros offense.
As for Presley, it’s hard to say exactly how long he will be out of action. Oblique injuries tend to be difficult to predict. A waiver claim from the Minnesota Twins prior to the start of the season, Presley has done a nice job for the Astros. Working as an extra outfielder and filling in for injured or ineffective players, Presley was hitting .252 in 240 plate appearances. Alex blasted his fifth homer of the year in last night’s game before hurting himself while swinging the bat in the eighth inning.