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Grossman enjoying first cup of coffee with Astros

Grossman enjoying first cup of coffee with Astros

BOSTON -- It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for outfielder Robbie Grossman, who found out Tuesday he was being called up to the Major Leagues, had a pair of hits in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday and was penciled as the leadoff hitter Thursday at Fenway Park.

"Last night, it took me awhile to get to sleep," said Grossman, a Houston-area product who was traded to the Astros last July and is the club's No. 18 prospect. "I still had a lot of adrenaline going from the game. Once I woke up and realized we were in Boston and would be at Fenway Park, it was pretty exciting."

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Grossman's father, Rob, was expected to be in Boston to watch his son play on Friday, but he couldn't stay the entire series, because Robbie's younger brother, Charlie, has his high school prom this weekend. His parents didn't have to drive far to see him play Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

"It was an exciting time for me and my family, and I was happy for my parents to watch me play in a big league game," he said. "It was a special time for them."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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