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Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is expected to miss the first two to four weeks of the season after having shoulder surgery in October, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported Saturday. Compounding McCann's loss is that backup catcher David Ross agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The Braves have to find a catcher to fill in for McCann, who recently had his $12 million option picked up by the club. He is a free agent after the 2013 season. The Braves have Christian Bethancourt, regarded as one of the best catching prospects in baseball, but he is just 21 and has not played above the Class AA level. He missed part of last season with a broken hand after getting hit with a pitch. The Braves reportedly are in no hurry to bring him up to the major league level. He batted .243 with two home runs in 71 games this past season at Class AA Mississippi. He also hit .289 with five homers in 99 games with two Class-A teams in 2011. The Braves a...
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The Atlanta Braves were hoping to re-sign David Ross after he provided his services as a back-up to the Braves' long-time catcher, Brian McCann. McCann was injured and Ross was thrust into a more prominent role, a role the Red Sox seem willing to give Ross. The Red Sox signed Ross to a two-year, $6.2 million deal leaving Atlanta to search for a back-up to their injured...
The Atlanta Braves had hopes of moving its Class-A affiliate, currently operating in Lynchburg, Virginia to Wilmington, North Carolina in time for the 2015 season. However, N.C. voters overwhelmingly voted “no” during Tuesday’s election to raise property taxes to pay for a proposed ballpark. Without the $37 million in taxes to build the a stadium [...]
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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...
David Ross is considered perhaps the best backup catcher in baseball. And now he is joining the Boston Red Sox.
Ross reached agreement Saturday with the Red Sox on a two-year, free-agent contract, according to a major-league source.
The deal will become official once Ross passes a physical, ending his four-year tenure with the Atlanta Braves. Financial terms are not yet known....
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Boston Red Sox have signed former Atlanta Braves player David Ross to a two-year deal. David Ross
The contract is pending a physical, which is expected to take in the next several days. He is expected to make $6.2 million over the next two years with the Red Sox.
He is widely considered the best...
only a month ago...
FOX Sports exclusive: Red Sox, Ross agree to two-year deal
Bowman: Ross confirms that he has agreed to two-year deal with the Red Sox
Sources: Free-agent catcher David Ross agrees to two-year deal with #RedSox, pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 10, 2012
Ross will be “more than a backup but not a starter” for #RedSox, source...