Found September 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Houston Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman left Tuesday night's extra-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins in the 12th inning after straining his right oblique. Following the game, the extent of Grossman's injury wasn't clear, but manager Bo Porter told reporters -- including Brian McTaggart of -- that he's just hoping the outfielder won't be sidelined for an extended stretch. "At this stage of the season, you just don't want to end up having a guy miss a considerable amount of time," Porter said. "It was best to get him out at that point and allow the trainers to do everything they can to get him healthy." Grossman suffered the injury while swinging at a pitch in the 12th inning. It was apparent that something wasn't right following the cut, and Grossman was met at the plate by the Astros' trainer. After a brief discussion, Grossman was replaced at the plate by Matt Pagnozzi. He was also held out of yesterday's lineup due to the injury. Telling reporters that something "bit" him during his swing, Grossman said he'd have to wait until today to see how his body responded to the injury. He did say that he suffered a similar ailment a few years ago, though there's no word on how much time, if any, he was sidelined as a result. The Astros are in the midst of another rebuilding season, and Grossman has been one of the team's promising young players. On the season he's hit .268/.332/.370 with 18 extra-base hits, but he's maintained a batting average of .322 since being recalled on July 28. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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