Concussion problems land Ross on 60-day DL
BOSTON -- Dealing with his second concussion this season, David Ross will not be returning to Boston's lineup anytime soon.
Boston placed the catcher on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday and there is no timetable for his return.
"Just spoke with him, he's starting to begin some physical activity and yet the biggest thing they have to take into account, [this is] a second time occurrence for him," manager John Farrell said. "So the fact that he's on the 60-day DL, you start to map out all that he'll need in terms of number of days down, the build back from that. He's understanding of why it's a 60-day."
Ross is scheduled to meet with concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins July 9 and until then will not be around the team on a regular basis. He's batting .185 with four home runs and six RBIs this season.
"The core recommendation was to get him out of this environment and the noise and all the other things that go on around here, just to put him in a quiet place," Farrell said. "I think it's less projectable for lack of a better term on how long it will take being that it is a second time."
Farrell doesn't believe the concussion will be season ending, but in the meantime Ryan Lavarnway will serve as the backup catcher to Jarrod Saltalamacchia.