|BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Chris Gimenez of the Tampa Bay Rays tags out Cody Ross of the Boston Red Sox at the plate in the fifth inning at Fenway Park April 15, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Both teams wore the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
The news comes after fouling a pitch off his left foot in the Red Sox interleague opener against the Phillies on Friday. After receiving an MRI following the game, Ross was sent back to Boston for a second test which revealed the broken bone.
With Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford also on the disabled list, Ross was arguably the most productive outfielder on the team, with 8 HR, 27 RBI and a .271 BA in 133 PA.
As the Boston Globe pointed out, Ross will be the sixth Red Sox outfielder to spend time on the DL this season, which prompted a trade for Marlon Byrd and the promotion of Daniel Nava and most recently, Che-Hsuan Lin from Pawtucket. Nothing has been reported as to who will take the spot of Ross on the 25 man roster.
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