SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross will be shut down for two to three weeks with a lower left leg injury, but he expects to be back in time to prepare himself enough for Opening Day.
An MRI on Monday showed a strained muscle in his lower left calf, and Ross seemed very optimistic about a quick recovery.
"It's just a little minor setback," Ross said. "I'm just glad it's at this time and not later on in the spring or during the season.
"I figure give it a couple weeks of treatment and strengthening it. I'm just going by their plan. We've got a great group of trainers that are going to kind of coach me along and get me back out there as quick as I can without possible re-injury. Luckily we have time."
Ross, 32, signed a three-year deal with the D-backs this winter and replaces Justin Upton, who the D-backs traded to Atlanta in January, in right field. Ross spent last season with the Boston Red Sox, hitting .267 with 81 RBI, 22 home runs and a .326 on-base percen...