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Cody Ross out indefinitely with fractured bone in left foot | HardballTalk

Another casualty.

Cody Ross, who’s been playing every day in the Red Sox’s outfield because of injuries to Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury, is now joining them on the disabled list with a fractured bone in his left foot.

There’s no timetable yet for his return, but manager Bobby Valentine indicated to reporters that the Red Sox definitely expect him to play again this season.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dale Sams Posted: May 21, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4137111)
Daniel Nava's climb to the top over the crippled bodies of his teammates continues apace.

And I have to believe this conversation took place:

Ben Cherington: "J.D! How are you! This is Ben Cher..."

J.D. Drew: "Talk to my agent."

Ben Cherington: "Scott! How are y.."

Scott Boras: "1 year/8 mill."

Ben Cherington: "That's absurd!"

Scott Boras: "Call me back when you're down two more outfielders."
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4137149)
[1] Daniel Nava breaks ankle falling off pile of crippled bodies!
   3. Darren Posted: May 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4137161)
LINARES!
   4. Chip Posted: May 21, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4137169)
Ross will be out 6-8 weeks, Cherington just told the media.
   5. McCoy Posted: May 21, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4137215)
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   6. Lassus Posted: May 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4137222)
I am greatly enjoying McCoy's Soriano meme.
   7. Textbook Editor Posted: May 21, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4137231)
Perhaps A-Gon plays more RF? Especially on the road?
   8. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4137306)
How desperate are the Sox? They could...

1) Have Nava hit against righties, and Linares against lefties.
2) Tell Nava he is playing every day for the next six weeks, and enjoy it.
3) Is there somebody they could pick off from another team? Chris Denorfia from SD? Jeremy Hermida from SD? S**t, how about Nate Colbert from SD? He's only 16 years older than Jamie Moyer!
   9. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4137351)
Jeremy Hermida from SD?

He worked out so well in 2010, why not try it again?
   10. Walt Davis Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4137361)
3) Is there somebody they could pick off from another team? Chris Denorfia from SD? Jeremy Hermida from SD? S**t, how about Nate Colbert from SD? He's only 16 years older than Jamie Moyer!

Coco Crisp.

And did McCoy mention Alfonso Soriano?

(Semi-seriously, Soriano is 3/$54, Lackey is 3/$46. C'mon, you know you wanna.)

2) Tell Nava he is playing every day for the next six weeks, and enjoy it.

They don't really have much of a choice here do they? Let the kid take his hacks. I suppose Youk or Middlebrooks to LF is not impossible.
   11. tshipman Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4137363)
(Semi-seriously, Soriano is 3/$54, Lackey is 3/$46. C'mon, you know you wanna.)


I would seriously consider that deal if I were Boston.
   12. Dan Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4137364)
Lackey has the possibility of ocming back from TJ surgery as a good pitcher. Soriano has the possibility of being DFAed tomorrow.
   13. Dan Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4137367)
The Red Sox have 6 of their top outfielders on the disabled list, with Sweeney sidelined due to a potential concussion too. Ellsbury, Crawford, Kalish, Ross, Sweeney, Repko, and McDonald are all hurt now.
   14. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 21, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4137383)
Let the Che-Hsuan Linsanity resume!
   15. Tripon Posted: May 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4137421)
Yeah, but John Lackey as a human being is horrible.
   16. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: May 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4137443)
2) Tell Nava he is playing every day for the next six weeks, and enjoy it.
This was always the plan, I believe. The outfield has been Nava/(Sweeney/Byrd)/Ross for the last week, and no one better than them is due back for at least six more weeks. The problem is that with Ross out, the Sox need a right fielder, and they need to keep playing Nava and hope the pixie dust remains active. Che-Hsuan Lin does not have an MLB projection of any worth, and an outfield with both Gonzalez and Nava at the corners (Middlebrooks at 3rd, Youk at 1st) is pretty terrifying. If Sweeney recovers from his concussion, maybe he can platoon with Lin in RF. The Sox probably need to make a trade.
   17. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4137444)
Man, if Kalish could stay healthy for two straight weeks, he'd have all kinds of chances to play a lot. The guy seems snake-bitten.

And what might Ryan Westmoreland be doing right now without the scary medical situation he has survived?

I know the Red Sox don't get an "A" for their player development in the last few years, but those two OF's might've been something with a little better luck...
   18. Walt Davis Posted: May 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4137485)
Soriano has the possibility of being DFAed tomorrow.

Hey, he's on a hot streak and has his OPS+ all the way up to 93!
   19. The District Attorney Posted: May 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM (#4137491)
Soriano somehow came up with a 105 OPS+ last season, although I don't understand how, and he was a little better than that the prior season at 114.

If it's granted that an exchange of two terrible contracts is taking place, you could do worse. As unexciting as a league-average hitter/bad defensive LF is, there are some guys with megacontracts who are even less valuable.
   20. McCoy Posted: May 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4137492)
Hey, his defense is his greatest strength so far this year! Total Zone already has him at +14 runs this year.
   21. Walt Davis Posted: May 22, 2012 at 02:10 AM (#4137529)
Wow, the defensive stats are on crack! And smack ... and clearly some LSD and wacky tabaccy.

B-r has the Cubs as +35 defensively as a team this year. That doesn't include pitchers so that's nearly 4.5 runs per position so on pace for the average Cub fielder being 15+ runs above-average.

Alas the BIS numbers appear sane.
   22. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:12 AM (#4137535)
Too bad Vernon Wells got hurt, what a key acquisition he might have been.
   23. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: May 22, 2012 at 07:01 AM (#4137552)
Youk or Middlebrooks to LF is not impossible.
Youk to LF is not *literally* impossible. But it ain't happening.
   24. villageidiom Posted: May 22, 2012 at 07:53 AM (#4137554)
Per Cherington:
"Same bone (as Pedroia's 2010 injury that effectively ended his season),but from what I gathered from our medical staff,it's in a slightly different spot and it's a slightly smaller line,so our medical staff is confident that it will heal without needing surgery,"

BAD IDEA
"He'll get a second opinion."

GOOD IDEA
   25. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 22, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4137564)
Youk to LF is not *literally* impossible.


It might be. With the Red Sox outfield turning into the Spinal Tap drummer I wouldn't be stunned if Youk just burst into flames as he stepped onto the outfield grass.
   26. Dread Pirate Dave Roberts Posted: May 22, 2012 at 08:45 AM (#4137565)
BAD IDEA


Seriously, the logo for the Red Sox medical staff should be Bad Idea Jeans. Should be stiched onto their medical coats...
   27. chris p Posted: May 22, 2012 at 09:26 AM (#4137587)
gonzalez -> rf when youk gets back?

curious why byrd isn't pushed to rf with lin on the field.
   28. Mattbert Posted: May 22, 2012 at 09:29 AM (#4137593)
Can't wait for the Scott Podsednik Era to begin!
   29. Answer Guy Posted: May 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4137618)
It's gotten so bad now that I appreciate that Byrd is on the roster.
   30. Lassus Posted: May 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM (#4137635)
Time for a Benny Agbayani comeback!
   31. McCoy Posted: May 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4137645)
B-r has the Cubs as +35 defensively as a team this year. That doesn't include pitchers so that's nearly 4.5 runs per position so on pace for the average Cub fielder being 15+ runs above-average.

Take a look at Miami.
   32. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM (#4137656)
Take a look at Miami.

Especially now that Chris Coghlan is back in left field. Let the adventures begin!
   33. The District Attorney Posted: May 22, 2012 at 10:56 AM (#4137661)
Can't wait for the Scott Podsednik Era to begin!
You realize that he's going to hit .400 for a month, then die a death, but nonetheless stay in the lineup for months after that because his statline still looks okay after the hot start. That's so Podsednik!
   34. McCoy Posted: May 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM (#4137668)
Especially now that Chris Coghlan is back in left field. Let the adventures begin!

I think Miami and their +190 Total Zone runs can afford to have Coghlan and his +3 runs in left.
   35. The District Attorney Posted: June 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM (#4152882)
You realize that he's going to hit .400 for a month, then die a death, but nonetheless stay in the lineup for months after that because his statline still looks okay after the hot start. That's so Podsednik!
Almost there!

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