Red Sox Nation surely wants to see Cody Ross back in Fenway next season, but the market for the outfielder may be much larger than originally thought.
Enter the Atlanta Braves, one of several teams reported to have interest in Ross. According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Braves view Ross as a candidate to play left field everyday, with Martin Prado moving from left to third base with Chipper Jones‘ retirement. Likewise, since the team finished 30-31 against left-handed pitching last year, they view Ross’ 1.010 OPS against southpaws as a huge positive.
Overall on the season, Ross hit 22 home runs with a .807 OPS.
Source: #Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Cody Ross. Story at FOXSports.com: bit.ly/QELvQF @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2012