Found December 28, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Arizona Diamondbacks added to a strength by signing free agent outfielder Cody Ross, giving them -- at least for the time being -- six outfielders on a team that usually carries only four. The move appears to be a precursor to another trade, as the signing of right-hander Brandon McCarthy was the week before. Ross, who can play all three outfield positions, gives the D-backs depth in center field. Rookie Adam Eaton was considered the leader to start the 2013 season in center after a strong showing as a September call-up. Ross signed a three-year deal worth $26 million, including a $9.5 million team option for 2016, or a $1 million buyout. "We thought it was a perfect fit," D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said. The day Ross was signed, the team was working on several deals, a source with knowledge of their thinking told FOXSportsArizona.com. The D-backs let the McCarthy addition percolate for four days before completing the three-team deal with the Cleveland ...
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