Updated Jan 16, 2014 - 3:39 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' Cody Ross is back taking batting practice
In his first year with the Arizona Diamondbacks after signing a three-year, $26 million contract, Ross hit .278 with 8 home runs and 38 RBI.
He got off to a slow start and finally seemed to be turning things around in July, only to post even better numbers in August. Unfortunately, Ross' season ended on Aug. 11 when he dislocated his hip trying to run out a ground ball.
No one is quite sure when Ross will be able to return to the team, though he said in early January the plan was to be "a big part" of the 2014 Diamondbacks.
He took a step in the right direction Thursday, as the outfielder stepped into the batter's box and took some cuts at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday April 23ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian discusses what the D-backs need to do to turn things around.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday April 23What can be done to save the season?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday April 22D-backs manager Kirk Gibson talks about the team's struggles.
- Bickley Blast - Monday April 21Dan goes off on the struggling D-backs.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider - Thursday April 17Tim Kurkjian talks about the Diamondbacks' tough start to the season.
- Bickley Blast - Thursday April 17Bickley blasts Kevin Towers' philosophy and the need for an analytics GM.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President and CEO - Thursday April 17Is it too early to make a change?