Los Angeles Dodgers: If you can only do one thing for a team, make it a memorable thing. Cody Ross sure did. His lone homer as a Detroit Tiger was a grand slam last September 2 -- the first round tripper of his major league career. In the ultimate good news/bad news incident, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the very same game. All that's behind him now. Yesterday, the 23-year-old outfielder was traded to the Dodgers for relief pitcher Steve Coyler. Ross had slugging averages of .508 and .515 the past two seasons in the high minors and could provide some pop for the run-starved Dodgers. A player-to-be-named will also head Detroit's way. Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports that Ross thought the news he had been traded was an elaborate April Fool's Day joke. His family thought the same when he called to tell them. It seems the Ross family was big on practical jokes until "until my dad almost gave my grandma a heart attack with one," Ross told Gage.
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