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Ross back with Giants, not activated yet

Posted on: April 19, 2011 6:47 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Postseason hero Cody Ross has rejoined the defending World Series champions. He's been sidelined thus far in 2011 with a calf injury, but has told reporters he's presently 100 percent after a short minor-league rehab stint.

The Giants won't activate Ross until Wednesday, as they want to allow him to rest after a late game Monday night and flight to rejoin the team.

Considering rookie first baseman Brandon Belt -- who has struggled -- is out of the lineup Tuesday for the second-straight game, the writing seems to be on the wall that he'll be the person sent down to the minors in a corresponding move. Then, when Ross reclaims his job in right field, Aubrey Huff will move to first base.

Funnily enough, Huff reportedly sent Ross a text that said, "Thank God you're back. Now I can go back to first base," which prompted Ross to reply that's where Huff belongs. (Extra Baggs )

Ross, 30, hit the ball just fine in his two minor-league games. He was 3-6 with two walks, a double, a run and an RBI in eight plate appearances.

Ross was only with the Giants for 33 games to close the 2010 season, but endeared himself to fans with a huge postseason, where he hit .294 with a 1.076 OPS, five home runs and 10 RBI in the three postseason series, winning the NLCS MVP.

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