Monday, May 21, 2012

Outfield Injuries Continue With Ross Out Indefinitely

The Red Sox continue to have serious injury problems throughout their outfield with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Ryan Kalish, Jason Repko, Darnell McDonald, and-- most recently, Cody Ross. It seems that Ross broke a navicular bone in his foot after fouling a pitch off his foot in Friday night's game against the Phillies. He did not play the next two games of the series, and the Red Sox now appear to have a diagnosis. Dustin Pedroia underwent a similar injury when he fouled a ball off his foot in June of 2010, and according to the Red Sox team website, Pedroia's injury was more severe. Still, Bobby Valentine expects Ross to miss over a month with the injury, which will put the Red Sox' outfield in even more turmoil. Ross had been having a great year for the Red Sox after being signed to a 1 year/$3 million contract this winter, batting .271/8/28 and showing some great power for the Red Sox. He was tied for second on the team in home runs, and second in RBIs as well to start the season. I hope that this injury does not affect Ross's play once he returns, but he will definitely be missed in the Red Sox' lineup.

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