SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If Cody Ross is going to get playing time with the D-backs this year, he's going to have to earn it, and that's fine by him.
"My back is against the wall, which is right where I want to be," Ross said. "That's kind of been like my whole career. I never really had anything handed to me until a couple of years ago and that didn't go so well. Now that my back is against the wall, the real Cody will come out."