Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Former Atlanta Braves backup catcher David Ross has signed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox for $6.2 million. Ross is coming off of a contract that paid him $3.2 million over two years with the Braves, meaning that his salary will nearly double with his new club. Ross's departure from Atlanta comes as a stunner to a fanbase that didn't even consider the possibility of him leaving Atlanta, where he spent the last four seasons as the primary backup to Brian McCann. In 2012, Ross saw action in 62 games and logged 196 plate appearances, posting a .770 OPS and providing Atlanta with 1.5 wins above replacement. His defense is a major reason why the Red Sox signed him, though his bat probably helps matters a ton. Ross will apparently be "more than a backup, but not a starter" with Boston, who have last year's starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the offensively-minded Ryan Lavarnway returning from 2012 behind the plate. Ross represents a major defensive up...
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