Great news Red Sox Nation, the Red Sox have signed Cody Ross to a 1 year contract that should be worth right around $3 million. Ross mashes lefties and should fill the Red Sox RF hole very nicely. Itâ€™svery possible we could see a Kalish/Ross platoon later on in the season.
Cody Ross won the Championship Series MVP for the Giants in 2010 and has a career slash line of .240/.325/.405 and a career slash against lefties of .282/.349/.563. He is expected to greatly outperform theÂ productionÂ the Red Sox had in right field last season and seems like a great clubhouse guy. The Red Sox sure need as many of those as they can get.
This leaves the door open to a possible Roy Oswalt signing/Gavin Floyd trade in the near future. After trading Marco Scutaro the Red Sox freed payroll so they could land Cody Ross and possibly a #4/5 starter for the 2012 season.