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Cody Ross sent for MRI on ailing left calf

Mar 4, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

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According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Cody Ross was sent for an MRI today regarding a left calf issue which has bothered him over the past few days. He was scratched from the lineup Friday and got the day off Saturday before returning yesterday, but he had to make an early exit after three innings because of continued discomfort.

While Ross is calling it a calf issue, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic notes that the team has classified it as “lower left leg tightness.” Either way, there will likely be more clarity on his status tomorrow.

Ross landed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Diamondbacks over the winter after batting .267/.326/.481 with 22 home runs, 81 RBI and an .807 OPS with the Red Sox last season. He’ll be tasked with replacing Justin Upton in right field.

  1. qcubed3 - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Well, looks like it’s time for the Dbacks to sign another outfielder . . .

  2. Jackson - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    What are the Diamondbacks doing?? Getting an MRI is not gritty….

    • historiophiliac - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      But it might reveal a grittiness depletion that can be treated.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      I wonder if Cody Ross ever watched “The Junction Boys” – they story of Bear Bryants first season at Texas A&M. His star QB is sitting out practice due to a sore elbow:

      Bear Bryant: There’s something you need to know, aside from the fact that we’re likely to throw the ball maybe twice a decade. I was an end at ‘Bama and I played four quarters against Tennessee dragging a broken leg around. Now what’s this shit I hear about an elbow?

      Something tells me Cody is about to hear a similar quote

  3. djjackson81 - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    In steps Parra for now is all that means. Ross will be fine

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    what a suprise, lands a big contract and here comes the injuries.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Lucky for Ross he plays for the Diamondbacks now and not the Red Sox, so it won’t be a major injury that for some reason affects him all season including multiple stints to the DL.

    Seems to happen to every Free Agent they sign to deal longer than 1 year.

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