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Cody Ross will start season on the DL

Mar 29, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

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Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed to the media today that outfielder Cody Ross will begin the 2013 regular season on the disabled list, according to Steve Gilbert on Twitter.

Ross has been battling a lower left leg strain, forcing him to miss most of spring training. He has taken only seven at-bats and did not log a single hit.

Gilbert suggests on MLB.com that Ross could return during the second week of the season after the D-Backs return from a weekend three-game series in Milwaukee.

  1. stabonerichard - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    No big deal. Kubel & Ross will get & stay healthy.

    And J-Upton might post .290/35/110 but he’s lazy & stuff.

    • djjackson81 - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      Key word is might. I would have traded Uptons numbers for Prado’s Delgados and Ahmed any time

      • UgglasForearms - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:07 AM

        You’ll enjoy having Prado on your team.

    • gbrim - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      Upton has never driven in 100, even playing in hitter-friendly Chase Field. Last year he batted third and drove in less than 90. Lets see what Turner Field does to him.

      • paperlions - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        He had a wrist injury all year. In my totally biased and information-based opinion, which is also 100% politically driven, the wrist might be important for hitting as it is attached to the hand (again, this “opinion” is subject to bias and political leanings), which holds the bat (according to some political analysts and pro-bat biased folks), and the bat may be used with prejudice to smite the flying orb depending on the orbs politicalness.

      • gbrim - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        paperlions–the wrist injury might (and I stress might) explain last year’s production. Doesn’t explain his inability to drive in runs throughout his career. He is young and could easily get better, but there are no guarantees. Don’t know why you think someone else’s conclusions are politically motivated, mine are not. Perhaps I am not sufficiently sophisticated to be in tune with your highbrow banter.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        Adorable.

  2. djjackson81 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Justin Upton was gonna be out of price range when his deal was up for AZ and those back and forth year numbers every year if you look we’re not worth the money to AZ. Yes I would have been nice to get the Seattle offer for Upton but Upton blew that for AZ.

  3. kiwicricket - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    One of the worst and most pointless contracts dished out this winter.

    • djjackson81 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Who’s Ross? Hell be out the first week or so so what. Ross might not have the huge numbers but he comes through in pressure situations.

      • kiwicricket - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

        So $8.5M for age 33-35seasons for a distinctly average player….but it’s cool because he ‘comes through in pressure situations-aka. clutch’ ???

  4. baymac408 - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    As a giants fan I think Cody Ross is dope! Don’t hate on him he’s good

    • Delicious Cake - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      As a Phillies fan, I think of Cody Ross as a dream-crushing elf.

  5. unclemosesgreen - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Dip him in batter – dredge him in grit – and get that hushpuppy back out there.

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