Found November 10, 2012 on
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 to 2-year deal with @RedSox, pending physical: atmlb.com/ST766i #HotStove— (@MLB) November 10, 2012
Rosenthal said Ross will be “more than a backup but not a starter.” The Red Sox already have veteran Jarrod Saltalamacchia and youngster Ryan Lavarnway on the roster, with Lavarnway presumably the catcher of the future.
Ross played eight games for the Red Sox in 2008 after being traded from the Reds then signed with the Braves that offseason. He’s played in Atlanta since, appearing in 227 games with a .269 batting average as the backup catcher.
Ross has a .238/.324/.444 career line.
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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....
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...