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Ross Gload | First Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: South Florida
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 13 (0) / MIA

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Contrary to earlier reports, the injury to Ross Gload (hip) will not require arthroscopic surgery.
Gload met with team doctors in New York on October 18 and was advised that arthroscopic surgery was not necessary. Instead, he'll begin an off-season rehab program. It is not yet clear whether he'll be ready for spring training. Fri, Oct 28, 2011 06:56:00 PM

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Ross Gload is expected to undergo hip surgery over the offseason.

Gload played with a small tear in his hip for the majority of the season. He'll be examined by orthopedic surgeon Bryan Kelly soon to make sure that surgery will in fact be required. Gload, 35, will be a free agent this offseason.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 10:47:00 AM

Ross Gload received an anti-inflammatory injection Monday to alleviate pain in the torn muscle in his right hip.

The hip has bothered Gload all year and he might need surgery over the offseason. He'll be fine for the NLDS, though. Gload batted .321 (9-for-28) during September and led the majors with 18 pinch-hits this season.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 09:32:00 AM

Phillies activated OF Ross Gload from the paternity list.

Gload returned Monday after missing the previous two games to be present for the birth of his daughter. He replaces John Mayberry Jr. on the active roster.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 10:55:00 PM

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel expects Ross Gload (paternity list) to miss at least one, and possibly two more games.

Gload is allowed to be on the paternity-leave list for three days, and it sounds like he'll use all three. John Mayberry will fill his spot on the bench.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 10:45:00 AM

Phillies placed 1B/OF Ross Gload on the paternity-leave list.

It's not clear how long he'll be away, but he's allotted a maximum of three days. John Mayberry has been recalled to replace Gload on the roster.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 01:56:00 PM

Ross Gload's hip injury is not expected to land him on the disabled list.

According to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb, Gload's only two real options are to play through the minor tear in his hip, or undergo season-ending surgery. Used almost exclusively as a pinch hitter, don't expect the Phillies to shut Gload down unless he's obviously encumbered at the plate.
Sat, May 28, 2011 04:17:00 PM

Ross Gload picked up a pinch-hit single Friday.

Gload has a minor tear in his hip that he'll attempt to play through. We would expect him to be used primarily as a pinch-hitter moving forward, which had been his role before the injury, anyway.
Sat, May 28, 2011 03:24:00 AM

Ross Gload (hip) popped out in a pinch-hit appearance in the 13th inning of Wednesday's win over the Reds.

Gload has a tear in his right hip, but he was pressed into duty under the unique circumstances. Look for him to rest for the next few days.
Thu, May 26, 2011 04:17:00 AM

Ross Gload is expected to miss a few more days due to a tear in his hip.

The Phillies hope he'll be able to play through the injury and not require a trip to the DL. "It's not necessarily minor. He's got a labral issue. But we're going to try to manage through it," GM Ruben Amaro said. "I think it's one of those injuries, no dissimilar to Chase's (Utley) in that he's got a tear in there, and he's either going to play it out and manage it. He'll probably play as much as he can, tolerate it as much as he can."
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, May 25, 2011 07:47:00 PM

Ross Gload was unavailable Tuesday due to hip issues, according to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

He's not expected to need a trip to the disabled list. Gload will likely be ready in a day or two.
Tue, May 24, 2011 10:23:00 PM

Ross Gload (knee) appeared as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Marlins.

Gload had been idle since suffering a knee injury on Friday of last week. He's fine now.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 02:38:00 AM

Ross Gload left Friday's game against the Marlins after six innings with a right knee injury.

Gload, who started the game in right field, tweaked his knee while trying to make trying to make a play on a ball near the outfield wall. He was replaced in the lineup by Ben Francisco to begin the top of the seventh inning. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day right now.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 10:34:00 PM

Phillies activated first baseman Ross Gload from the 15-day disabled list.

With Ryan Howard healthy, Gload will return to his role as a pinch-hitter. He went 1-for-8 on his rehab assignment, though that one hit was a homer.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 04:44:00 PM

Ross Gload (groin) is on track for a Friday return.

The backup infielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-August with a groin injury. Gload will begin a short rehab assignment on Tuesday and is expected to rejoin the Phillies before the weekend.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 09:20:00 AM

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