Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross will start the regular season on the disabled list with a calf injury, according to manager Kirk Gibson. Ross signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the Diamondbacks in the offseason following a season where he hit .267 with 22 home runs and drove in 81 runs for the Boston Red Sox last season.
After the Diamondbacks signed Ross and had a sudden surplus of outfielders, they traded Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves as a part of a seven-player blockbuster deal. With Ross beginning the season on the DL, Gerardo Parra and A.J. Pollock will fill the void left in the outfield while Ross tends to his calf injury.
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