Tuesday May 22, 2012

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross has a broken bone in his left foot and could be sidelined six to eight weeks.

Ross has been out since fouling a ball off his foot Friday night against Phila delphia. An X-ray showed no breaks, but an MRI on Monday revealed a small fracture.

Ross will seek a second opinion in Baltimore but is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list today.

Speaking before the Red Sox faced the Orioles on Monday night, Cherington said Ross has a small fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot.

"Six to eight weeks is the general framework," Chering ton said. "He'll get checked again in two weeks to see where he is from there."

Ross is batting .271 with eight homers and 28 RBIs, one behind David Ortiz for the team lead.

"It feels like a lot of guys are banged up at once," Chering ton said. "Our options are to keep playing."

Third baseman Kevin Youkilis was headed to Baltimore for an examination on his strained lower back and could be activated from the DL. He's been out since April 29.

In other news, right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow surgery) was reinstated from his 30-day rehabilitation assignment and returned to the 15-day disabled list with a right trapezius muscle strain, Cherington said.

Matsuzaka received a shot on Sunday designed to help relieve stiffness in the muscle. He must refrain from baseball activities for seven days before he can start another rehab assignment.


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"We expect this issue will resolve. He's had it in the past and it's resolved," Cherington said. "When that happens we'll get him right back out pitching again."