The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year, $6.2mm deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
The deal could also allow the Red Sox to trade Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Ryan Lavarnway as Ross is slated to be more than a backup but not a starter.
Ross who was a backup catcher in Atlanta was thrusted into a larger on the field role as Brian McCann seemed to be injured every season. From 2009, Ross played in a minimum of 54 games each season. Ross was also valued for his strong club house presence and work with the pitchers.
In 176 at bats last season, Ross hit .256/.321/.449 with 9 home runs and 23 RBIs. In the one game playoff this past postseason, Ross went 3-4 with a home run.
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