Ross OK after exiting early with left calf tightness

Ross OK after exiting early with left calf tightness

PHOENIX -- Cody Ross left Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Cubs before the top of the third inning with tightness in his left calf.

Before exiting, Ross singled up the middle in the second inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wade Miley. Gerardo Parra replaced Ross in right field.

After the game, manager Kirk Gibson said Ross' injury wasn't severe and it should not keep him out for long.

"I talked to him and it seems like he's going to be OK," he said. "Maybe just like a cramp. But he wasn't in very good shape when he was out there, so it was kind of a no-brainer. You got to get him out of there."

Ross suffered a right hip injury in August 2013 and missed a month and half to end that season before returning to the D-backs' lineup in April this year.

Adam Lichtenstein is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.