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Ross may not be headed to disabled list

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 22, 2012 05:17 PM

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BALTIMORE In a surprising turn of events, Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross may not need to go on the disabled list.

Ross received a second opinion on the fracture in his left foot today and there's a chance it may be an old fracture. Beyond that, his foot felt good today and now the Red Sox are trying to determine what happens next.

According to Bobby Valentine, Ross could need two weeks on the DL, not two months. At worst, it's not nearly as bad was initially feared.

Kevin Youkilis has been activated and Ryan Sweeney was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list retroactive to Sunday.

Youkilis seemed almost angry when he spoke to reporters before batting practice, giving short answers to basic questions. He said he felt healthy and ready to play every day and felt fine about playing first base.

Scott Podsednik is here and may be activated regardless of what happens with Ross. The Sox could choose to send Che-Hsuan Lin down.

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