Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told reporters –
including Steve Gilbert of MLB.com – that outfielder Cody Ross will start the
regular season on the disabled list due to a lower left leg strain.
#Dbacks mgr Kirk Gibson confirmed that OF Cody Ross will start the year on the DL.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) March 30, 2013
The move was expected, as Ross has been dealing with his
injury for some time. The leg strain limited him to seven at-bats this
exhibition season. The 32-year-old spent the 2012 season with the Boston Red
Sox, hitting .267/.326/.481 with 34 doubles and 22 home runs over 476 plate
With Ross and fellow regular Adam Eaton set to start the
season on the disabled list, the D’backs will open the year with a starting
outfield that includes Jason Kubel, Gerardo Parra and A.J. Pollock.
No timeframe for Ross’ return has been set, but Gilbert
speculates that the outfielder could be back as soon as the second week of the
season after Arizona returns home from a three-game weekend series with the
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