The new Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, Cody Ross, has been battling a sore calf. The injury has hampered Ross to the point that the club has now sent him for an MRI in hopes of diagnosing the issue. The calf injury has been bothering Ross for a few days now.
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com says Ross tried to play through the pain and even tried to recover on his off day, but the calf tightened up on him again Sunday. He will undergo an MRI, and the club will go from there. The injury is not expected to keep Ross from playing on Opening Day.
Ross came to the Diamondbacks via free agency after playing with the Boston Red Sox last season. He put up impressive numbers with the Red Sox and the team considered bringing him back. However, Boston ultimately allowed Ross to walk via free agency. The Diamondbacks signed him to a three-year, $26 million deal this offseason.
Last year, Ross hit .267/.326/.481 with 22 home runs. He has played in nine Major League seasons for six different teams. In his career, Ross is a .262/.324/.460 hitter. Most clubs love Ross' style of play because he is a hard worker and willing to do the dirty work. He has been successful beyond his numbers with every club he's been on.
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