Ross went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored overall in Friday's 12-1 victory over the Mariners. The veteran backstop kick-started a six-run sixth for the Cubs, blasting a 382-foot solo shot to left center off Nate Karns. Ross has played very sparingly in July after suffering a concussion early in the month, logging only 14 at-bats, three hits and two RBI.
Ross (concussion) was activated from the 7-day DL on Friday. After taking a foul ball off the mask last week, it seemed likely that Ross would be back by the end of the All-Star break. He isn't in Friday's starting lineup, but he seems to be on the right track and could start over the weekend.
Ross (concussion) was placed on the 7-day DL on Wednesday. Ross was examined after being hit in the mask with a foul ball Tuesday, and after finding signs of a concussion, was put on the 7-day DL. With the All-Star break next week, Ross will only miss five games if he is activated next Thursday.
Ross is being examined after a foul ball hit his mask in Tuesday's game, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports. Depending on the outcome of the examination, Ross may be sent to the 7-day disabled list. If Ross is placed on the DL, the Cubs wouldn't have to drastically change their rotation behind the plate, as Willson Contreras and Miguel Montero have been seeing the bulk of the starts in recent outings.
Ross is starting behind the dish and batting eighth Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Ross will man catching duties with Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs on Thursday. This follows anager Joe Maddon's gameplay as he indicated last week that Ross would catch for Lester, Miguel Montero would catch for Jake Arrieta, and Willson Contrerras would catch for the other three starters. Following this scheme, Ross is due to play only once or twice a week the rest of the season, which greatly diminishes his fantasy value.