David Ross walked into the Red Sox clubhouse Wednesday afternoon without a limp. That was the first good sign for the Red Sox. The second was that Will Middlebrooks swung at a few balls on a tee.
Ross and Middlebrooks collided in the fifth inning Tuesday night while chasing a foul ball and came away injured. Middlebrooks bruised the right side of his rib cage and Ross his left quadriceps, right above his kneecap.