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Cody Ross lands on DL with dislocated hip, likely done for season

Aug 12, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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The Diamondbacks placed outfielder Cody Ross on the 15-day disabled list today, one day after he dislocated his right hip while running to first base and had to be carted off the field.

The injury immediately looked quite serious and Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers confirmed on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM today that he will likely miss the rest of the season. While it’s a tough blow for second-place Arizona, they have quite a bit of outfield depth with Gerardo Parra, Adam Eaton, Gerardo Parra, and A.J. Pollock in-house. Martin Prado could see more playing time in left field once Eric Chavez comes off the disabled list.

Ross, who joined the Diamondbacks over the winter on a three-year, $26 million contract, is batting .278/.331/.413 with eight home runs and 38 RBI through 94 games this season. The 32-year-old was especially hot recently, hitting .350 with three homers and a .968 OPS since the All-Star break.

UPDATE: Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Ross is likely to have surgery tomorrow. There’s no clear timetable on his return yet, but Gibson said he’s hoping to have him back for spring training, so it sounds like a return this year can be ruled out.

  1. hildezero - Aug 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    “with Gerardo Parra, Adam Eaton, Gerardo Parra, and A.J. Pollock in-house.”

    Wow. The D-backs does have a lot of depth in the outfield. Having two Gerardo Parras, that’s awesome!

  2. rpiddy - Aug 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Like my Mother always told me growing up; “2 Gerrado Parra’s is better than 1”.

  3. hildezero - Aug 12, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    There you go!

  4. tfbuckfutter - Aug 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    This really could be career-threatening.

    Also….Cody always looks like the kind of guy it’d be really fun to get drunk on a boat with.

    Does anyone else see it, and know why that is?

    • rpiddy - Aug 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Because he leaves the eye black on even when he isn’t playing.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

        No…I think it has something to do with the fact that his head looks like it has been squished just a little bit, and he’s always smiling.

        I’m pretty sure it’s because he reminds me of someone I got drunk around water with and had a good time.

    • theskinsman - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:44 AM

      Just running to 1st base,his gait lurches,and he goes down hard,in obvious pain. Tough break for a gutsy player.I wish him a speedy recovery.

  5. hildezero - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    LOL! WTF!

  6. yahmule - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I saw it happen. He was hustling down the line and he’s not the most graceful athlete anyway. He seemed to stumble a bit and at first you thought he hurt the other leg. On the reverse angle, you can see he took a full stride on his leg while it was fully extended. No wonder he injured his hip. His big concern now is the possibility of vascular necrosis in the hip joint.

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