Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ross placed on concussion DL
By Tony Lee, Special to ESPNBoston.com
BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list moments before Sunday’s matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place on the roster.
Ross started Saturday in Boston’s 3-2 loss to Toronto before being removed for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning. The team announced that he sustained the injury during the game, but did not provide further details. Ross took several foul balls off the mask during Saturday's game and there were multiple conversations between him and home plate umpire Greg Gibson, who delayed the proceedings a few times to give Ross a break.
Ross was 0-for-2 for the game but drew a leadoff walk to start the eighth and scored Boston’s first run on Jacoby Ellsbury’s triple to center. Ross is batting .209 with four homers and five RBIs in 15 games behind the plate.
Lavarnway is making his second trip up from Pawtucket this season. He did not play during a three-day stay with the Red Sox in April. The 25-year-old has hit .321 with two homers, 13 walks and 15 RBIs in 22 games for the PawSox.