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Rehabbing from hip surgery, Cody Ross on track for spring debut in mid-March

Feb 27, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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Cody Ross required season-ending surgery last August after he sustained a fracture and dislocation of his right hip, an injury you don’t often hear about with a baseball player, but he’s getting closer to returning to game action.

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said today that Ross could make his Cactus League debut around March 13 if all goes well. His recovery has gone smoothly so far, as he ran earlier this month for the first time since surgery and was cleared to take part in most spring training activities.

The Diamondbacks haven’t officially ruled Ross out for the start of the season, but it’s highly unlikely he’ll be ready for the series against the Dodgers in Australia from March 22-23. However, a return at some point in April appears possible.

Ross, 33, batted .278/.331/.413 with eight home runs and 38 RBI in 94 games last season before his hip injury. He’ll likely split playing time with Gerardo Parra in right field once he’s back to full health.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Put Cody Ross in a post-season lineup. He’ll ruin your day if you are Roy Halladay.

  2. illuminancer - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    I hope he comes back! Even though he’s a Diamondback now, he’ll always be one of my favorite ex-Giants.

  3. kingscourt25 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    But that’s Rob Corddry

    • tfbuckfutter - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      Looks like little known comedian John Caparullo (if John reads this the “little known” part was a typo…. As was the spelling of the last name)

      • Old Gator - Feb 28, 2014 at 9:41 AM

        Remove the beard and he looks more like a netsuke.

  4. chill1184 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    “an injury you don’t often hear about with a baseball player,”

    Not trolling but Im curious as to why?

    • tfbuckfutter - Feb 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      I’d say pretty much all fractures are the result of an impact and baseball players aren’t prone to making contact with anything hip-first.

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