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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.
Ross, 35, played briefly for the Red Sox in 2008, signing with them in late August after getting released by the Cincinnati Reds.
The Red Sox allowed him to become a free agent at the end of that season, and Ross signed with the Braves. His most recent deal with Atlanta was for two years, $3.25 million.
Ross batted .256 with a .770 OPS in 196 at-bats as Brian McCann's backup last season. The Braves now must find another catcher. McCann underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum last month, but the Braves expect him back in the first month of next season.
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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...
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 Boston Red Sox agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract with free agent backup catcher David Ross, ESPN.com reported Saturday. The deal is pending a physical exam. Ross spent the last four years with the Atlanta Braves. He hit .256 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 62 games this past season. He appeared in eight games for the Red Sox in 2008. Ross also played for the...
Free agent Gerald Laird has been signed to replace the very popular David Ross
Backup catcher David Ross has accepted a two-year $6.2 million dollar contract with the Boston Red Sox. The deal will be announced pending Ross passing a physical.
The Braves did not want to give the 36-year old Ross more than a one year contract.
Ross has been an excellent back-up the past four years...
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,...
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...
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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There’s some uncertainty behind the plate for the Red Sox in 2013.
After signing veteran catcher David Ross on Saturday, there seems to be a backup at the backstop for Boston. Ross is expected to play a notable role for the Red Sox, but he is not expected to start.
Boston still has Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway, who split time at the position late last year after Kelly...
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According to FoxSports.com, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with
catcher David Ross on a two-year contract worth $6.2 million. The deal
is pending a physical for the 35-year-old, who played the last four...
The Red Sox promised to go into the offseason spending, using their newly acquired payroll space to build a contender.
But most people thought that meant filling two holes in the outfield and a spot at first base, not to mention bolstering the pitching staff.
Snagging a third catcher? Well, that’s nice, but it’s hardly shock and awe.
The Red Sox’ reported deal with backup catcher...
The Red Sox have made a play for a free agent, and his last name is Ross.
But no, this move will not shore up Boston’s outfield situation — the club has locked up another catcher.
David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the team pending a physical, according to MLB confirmation of news first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Catcher David Ross agrees...
Well either Jarrod Saltalamacchia is on his way out of Boston or Ryan Lavarnway will start the season in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Why's that you ask.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Boston Red Sox and catcher David Ross have agreed on a two-year deal worth $6.2 million. All that stands in the way of it being official is Ross passing the physical.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross.
It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox do not view Ross as an everyday catcher and would most likely serve...