Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/21/12
No one put up much of a fuss when the Red Sox signed Cody Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract in January. The 31-year-old outfielder had had his moments, including hitting .294 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in 15 playoff games in the San Francisco Giants' run to the World Series in 2010. He earned National League Championship Series MVP honors along the way. But Ross had also bounced around a bit -- the Red Sox are his sixth team since 2004 -- and was coming off a middling 2011 season in which he hit just .240...

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