Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Ross feels much better this spring after struggling in his recovery from a major hip injury in August of 2013, the Arizona Republic reports.

Improved health has allowed Ross to see a much greater workload this spring compared to the last two he's gone through with the Diamondbacks. Thanks to his contract, he has a good chance of sticking on the Opening Day roster as a right-handed hitting corner outfielder. His role figures to be that of a platoon partner for one of David Peralta or Ender Inciarte, although things could become more complicated if the team decides that Yasmany Tomas cannot handle the defensive rigors of third base.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 1 month ago

Ross could see regular time in the outfield against left-handed starters if the Diamondbacks keep him on their roster through Opening Day, the team's official site reports.

Entering the final season of a three-year, $26 million deal, the Diamondbacks would willingly flip Ross to another club in need of outfield depth, but they'd likely have to eat salary in order to make a move. With David Peralta and Ender Inciarte offering left-handed bats on the Arizona bench, Ross provides balance, albeit without the ability to slot in as an option in center field. Keep in mind, however, that Ross wasn't rehabbing an injury this offseason as he was forced to a year ago while recovering from hip surgery, but the small side of a platoon doesn't offer much in the way of playing time volume if he remains in Arizona.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 7 months ago

Ross is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Ender Inciarte will move out to right field Thursday with Nolan Reimold slotting in at left. Ross recently started three straight games in place of David Peralta (back), but Peralta is expected to return Friday, meaning Ross will be deployed primarily off the bench moving forward.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 7 months ago

Ross is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Ross will turn right field over to Alfredo Marte following three straight starts. With David Peralta (back) due to return Friday, Ross' opportunities will likely be limited over the final weeks of the season.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 7 months ago

Ross went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

It's Ross's best game since returning from injury Sept. 3. He's 5-for-10 in five games since being activated by the team. Ross will battle with David Peralta and A.J. Pollock for a spot in the Diamondbacks' outfield throughout the remainder of the season.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 7 months ago

Ross (calf) was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday.

A left calf strain pushed Ross to the DL back on July 22, but he showed enough during batting practice and running drills last weekend to warrant activation. The 31-year-old has hit just .238/.287/.306 with two homers in 66 games with Arizona this season, and his opportunities to start may be limited over the final month, with A.J. Pollock (hand) also likely to return to an outfield mix that now includes Nolan Reimold.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 7 months ago

Ross (calf) is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks on Monday or soon after, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

He took live batting practice and ran Friday, suggesting that his return is not far away as he's been able to progressively build up his baseball activities during the rehab process.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 8 months ago

Ross (calf) was scheduled to run the bases Saturday, but his leg wasn't ready, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

It appears Ross isn't progressing as quickly as the Diamondbacks had hoped. He may still require some time before returning to the roster, meaning the Diamondbacks will continue with Alfredo Marte, Ender Inciarte and David Peralta manning the outfield while Ross and A.J. Pollock continue on the road to recovery.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 8 months ago

Diamondbacks placed OF Cody Ross on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain.

Ross tried to play through the injury, but that didn't go so well. He'll likely be out now for three weeks. Alfredo Marte was called up in a corresponding move.

Cody Ross LF/RF ARI 8 months ago

Cody Ross returned to action on Monday July 21.