Cody could be done
Last Saturday, Cody Ross was drilled on the left wrist by a John Maine fastbal.
The Marlins outfielder hasn’t played since, and chances are he won’t play in the final series against the Phillies. In fact, it’s extremely doubtful that Ross will play. But that isn’t stopping him from doing whatever he can to get back into action before the season ends on Sunday.
“I want to get back out there,” Ross said. “I want to finish the season. I don’t want to finish on the bench.”
All the want is being tempered by some lingering soreness on the wrist. He has taken some dry swings in recent days, but he hasn’t done any hitting. On Friday he was going to test the wrist in the cage.
Ross has had a solid season rotating between center field and right field. In the field, he has played to the level the organization feels he is worthy of a Gold Glove.
At the plate, Ross has established himself as well. In 151 games, he is batting .270 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not ruled out using Ross in the final series. However, Gonzalez notes the wrist “is a little tender. Hopefully, it will improve.”
“He’s going to have to tell me that he’s good to go,” Gonzalez said.
— Joe Frisaro