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Cody Ross


Ross was helped from the field in the fourth inning Wednesday after injuring his right leg in a collision with second baseman Dan Uggla.


Ross, acquired from the Dodgers by the Reds last week, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised finger. Outfielder Chris Denorfia was called up from Triple-A Louisville to replace Ross, who had struck out Friday in his only at-bat for the Reds since the trade. He was injured when the strikeout pitch hit his left hand. X-rays found no fractures.


The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Ross to the Cincinnati Reds Monday for a player to be named, according to The 25-year-old outfielder was designated for assignment on April 17, when the Dodgers needed room on their roster to add infielder Oscar Robles. Ross hit .500 (7-for-14) and enjoyed a two-homer, seven-RBI game in Pittsburgh on April 13. In eight games this season, he has nine RBIs.


Ross hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in back-to-back trips to the plate in Thursday's 13-5 win over the Pirates. The Dodgers' right fielder was filling in for J.D. Drew, who had the day off, and drove in seven runs. It was the most RBIs by a Dodgers player since Shawn Green had seven against the Brewers on May 23, 2002.


With J.D. Drew ailing and the Dodgers having a designated hitter in the lineup against the Angels this weekend, Los Angeles recalled Ross from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. The 24-year-old outfielder was batting .273 with 13 homers and 35 RBI at Las Vegas. He said he had been hitting extremely well there over the last month, after correcting a tendency to lunge at pitches. The Dodgers optioned righthander Derek Thompson to Las Vegas to make room for Ross.