Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross Lands on DL


Aug. 11, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross reacts in pain as he is tended to by paramedics after suffering an injury running to first base in the first inning against the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With some devastating news to report, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a dislocated hip in which he suffered on Sunday. Ross dislocated his hip while running to first base.

This is a big blow to the Diamondbacks because this past offseason Ross signed a three-year, $26 million contract and for the most part he has been productive this season. In 94 games this season, Ross has a .278 batting average with eight home runs and 38 RBI. But even with him going down it is alright. The Arizona Diamondbacks have enough help in the outfield to make up for Cody Ross’ production. A player such as Adam Eaton, who hit a walk-off home run tonight against the Orioles, can definitely be a spark plug and replacement for Cody Ross.

Another player that can help is Martin Prado in left field, who seems like he plays all over the baseball diamond is an upgrade,  but we will ultimately see it all plays out from here. If you’re the Diamondbacks its now about making sure that Cody Ross gets healthy as his season is officially over.

Finally, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Ross will have surgery tomorrow and is hoping to have him back by spring training.