Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross continues to be
hampered by a left camp injury, which manager Kirk Gibson admitted could cause
the offseason acquisition to begin the year on the disabled list, according to
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
Gibson notes that Ross seems to be recovering from his
injury slower than expected.
"It's just been slow," Gibson said. "He's
done really no full weight-bearing stuff running-wise. He's not ready for it. I
think he went in the pool yesterday. I think the next step will be the Ultra G
[treadmill], which they can unload some of the weight when he runs."
Ross hasn’t appeared in a spring training contest since
March 3. While there’s still a chance that the 32-year-old starts the season on
Arizona’s active roster, he could also be sidelined for the first part of the
year as he continues his recover.
Ross hit .267/.326/.481 with 34 doubles and 22 home runs
last season for the Boston Red Sox. He owns a career batting line of
.262/.324/.460 over nine seasons in the majors.
Ross signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the D’backs
this offseason. He is poised to be a regular in an outfield that lost Justin
Upton and Chris Young to trade over the winter. Beyond Ross, Gerardo Parra,
Adam Eaton and Jason Kubel should all see time in Arizona’s outfield this
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