Maxwell to DL, Grossman joins club

The Astros have placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the disabled list with a fractured left hand, suffered when he was hit by a pitch in Tuesday’s win over the Mariners. The team recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

(click here for video of Maxwell injury)

Maxwell was removed from Tuesday’s game between the fourth and fifth innings after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch in the bottom of the third, driving in a run with the bases loaded.

Maxwell was hitting .234 with one homer and six RBIs in 77 at-bats as Houston’s starting center fielder. The move likely means Brandon Barnes will get most of the playing time in center field.

Grossman, a switch-hitter, was hitting .324 with 13 runs scored and a .452 on-base percentage in 19 games for Oklahoma City, going 9-for-22 in his past five games. Acquired from the Pirates in the Wandy Rodriguez trade at the Trade Deadline last year, he hit .267 with a .371 on-base percentage in 36 games at Double-A Corpus Christi.

This will be Grossman’s Major League debut.


This is not good news, but on the other hand……….it gives Barnes a good chance to show what HE can do. Norris was MUCH better tonight, but going only 5 innings isn’t a “quality” start. These guys have GOT to start getting deeper in games. PERIOD.

So bummed for JMax. Hoping he recovers from the injury quick!

Excited to see Grossman, the Cy-Fair guy, get a shot!!


Brian, I don’t know about this, this will set hitting back for a few games until Juslin gets his hand healed from the pitch, Robbie is probably a good outfilder, but I don’t think he is the hitter as Juslin is!!!                                                            Ralph


Let Barnes play he’s your best outfielder!! And he can hit!!! Release the beast!!!

Oh good LORD……….Robbie Grossman, *AND* Brandon Barnes can OUT HIT
Justin Maxwell everyday, and *TWICE* on Sunday. Welcome to the BIG leagues
Mr. Grossman, and Mr. Laird! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!

Buffy…..100% *AGREED*!!!!!!!!

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