David Ross To Red Sox Fans: Boston Will Always Hold Special Place In My Heart

David Ross sounds like he didn’t take his time in Boston for granted. The veteran catcher reportedly signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs earlier this week, joining Jon Lester on the North Side and ending his time with the Red Sox. He tweeted his appreciation for Red Sox Nation on Saturday morning. Thx for all the kind words & support. Boston will always hold a special...
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Chicago Cubs Sign Lester’s Former Teammate

The Chicago Cubs have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal. Ross spent the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games. Ross, who will turn 38 this spring, often caught for Jon Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander’s starts in the 2013 World Series victory. The contract will...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Lester former batterymate Ross reach 2-year deal

  David Ross and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander's starts in the 2013 World Series victory. Ross started behind the plate for Lester's last 11 starts...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres For Catcher Ryan Hanigan

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams crossed paths Friday. The Red Sox and Padres confirmed a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. A source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan of the deal earlier in the day. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who heard the same thing from...
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Cubs and catcher David Ross reach 2-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) David Ross and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander's starts in the 2013 World Series victory. Ross started behind the plate for Lester...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Catcher David Ross

Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 The Cubs catching situation just got more crowded.  After claiming Ryan Lavarnway earlier today, the Cubs signed catcher David Ross to a 2-year, $5 million dollar deal per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Ross follows Jon Lester to the Cubs, as the two were teammates in 2013 and 2014...
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Report: David Ross, Chicago Cubs Agree To Two-Year, $5 Million Contract

David Ross is joining his old batterymate. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that the veteran catcher agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, joining his former Boston Red Sox teammate Jon Lester. The Red Sox, along with the San Diego Padres, also extended an offer to Ross. Ross, who turns 38 in March, didn’t give...
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Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition

By now I imagine that we’re all pretty well versed in acquisitions that the Boston Red Sox have made so far this offseason, but they’re not the only team that has been busy in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays, who finished third in the division standings last season, added some thump to the middle of their order with additions on both the free agent market and...
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Reports: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Will Middlebrooks-Ryan Hanigan Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams are about to cross paths. The Red Sox and Padres are nearing a trade that would send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego, a source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who is hearing the same thing from a major league...
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Other Shoe Drops—Padres Sign David Ross

Literally minutes after a reported trade of catcher (and Andover High School alum) Ryan Hanigan to Boston, the San Diego Padres scooped up former Red Sox backstop David Ross. In 2014—until the late-season emergence of Christan Vazquez—Ross was part of one of the worst Boston catching tandems in history with A.J. Pierzynski. However, Ross will always be remembered as catching...
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Report: Ex-Boston Red Sox David Ross To Sign With San Diego Padres

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross isn’t returning to Boston or following Jon Lester to Chicago. Ross is signing with the San Diego Padres, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The veteran catcher was choosing between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres as of Wednesday evening, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The Red Sox still need a backup...
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MLB News: Padres aqcuire Upton, Middlebrooks, Ross

Is it time to start taking the San Diego Padres seriously now? After trading for catcher Derek Norris from the Oakland A’s last night, the Padres started off Friday, December 19th, 2014, with a big splash. The Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton and a low-level player to be named from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for left-handed pitcher Max Fried, infielders Jace...
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Source: David Ross Signs with the San Diego Padres

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, David Ross formerly of the Boston Red Sox has signed with the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox trading for Ryan Hanigan now makes sense since they were out of the running for his services. david ross is signing with padres — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, […]
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Report: David Ross, Craig Breslow Still Free-Agent Options For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t walking through that door. But a couple of other Boston Red Sox free agents could return. Catcher David Ross and reliever Craig Breslow still are in the mix for the Red Sox, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. Boston reportedly has competition for both players’ services. A major league source told...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross Picking Among Sox And Two Others

(USAToday Sports)According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, catcher David Ross is deciding whether to return to the Red Sox or move on to the Chicago Cubs or San Diego Padres. Since Ross was essentially Jon Lester's personal catcher in his time here, our guess is he goes to The Windy City to join the lefty. If Ross does depart, it will open the possibility of Boston committing the backstop...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Adding an ace isn’t all that’s left for Red Sox to do

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Now that the dust has settled on the flurry of moves that the Red Sox made last week, it’s safe to evaluate what still remains for the team going forward. Although the team added three capable pitchers to their rotation in Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello, the team is still in need of a staff ace. The trio of new arms, and those already...
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Reports: David Ross, Jonny Gomes Could Be Following Jon Lester To Cubs

The Chicago Cubs look like they’re having a Red Sox reunion on the North Side. The Cubs sent shockwaves through baseball late Tuesday night when they reportedly signed free-agent pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract. Now, according to reports, the Cubs might be zeroing in on a pair of Lester’s ex-teammates — catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross, Jonny Gomes likely to follow Lester to Cubs

Jon Lester choosing to sign with the Chicago Cubs could have a domino effect. Some believe that Lester agreeing to a deal with the Cubs means free agents David Ross and Jonny Gomes could follow. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan said the chances the two sign with the Cubs “increases significantly.” ESPN’s Buster Olney also believes Ross...Read More
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Cubs Battling For David Ross In Addition To Jon Lester?

This embed is invalid" /> The drama could be trickling down to Jon Lester’s former battery mate. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are believed to be among the finalists for Lester’s services. The two teams also appear to be among those in the mix for catcher David Ross. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Tuesday at the Major...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Cubs to meet with agent of C David Ross, could trade Welington Castillo

Even after trading for catcher Miguel Montero on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs are still looking to upgrade behind the plate. Gordon Edens of ESPN.com announced that the Cubs plan to meet with the agent for catcher David Ross, who was Jon Lester's catcher while with the Boston Red Sox. Cubs have meeting planned with David Ross’s agent tonight. Ross still in mix for Boston as well—...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox David Ross: Free Agency Process ‘Humbling’ Late In Career

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross will turn 38 in March. He’s coming off a bad season and his impact offensively has been minimal the last two years. So why, then, is Ross reportedly garnering plenty of interest in free agency? Well, Ross is one of the most respected players in Major League Baseball. Even though he’s unlikely to post big numbers...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Cubs Bench Coach, New Rumors

A couple of quick hits for everyone... - The Cubs have indeed hired former Cub and rumored backstabber Dave Martinez as their bench coach (not Davey Lopes if you're following Bruce Levine on twitter). That'll move Brandon Hyde to first base coach and newly hired Doug Dascenzo to outfield/baserunning coordinator. - The Cubs signed INF Jonathan Herrera to a minor league deal...he last...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ross Drawing Interest From Red Sox, Cubs, Braves, Others

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross’ market is starting to develop. The Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres are among the teams pursuing Ross, sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Other teams also reportedly are involved in the catcher’s free agency. Ross, who will turn 38 in March, is among baseball’s most...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lester and Ross could sign as a 'package deal'

  So, you want to add Jon Lester to your roster? You might have to add David Ross, too.   There are a handful of teams interested in signing Lester this offseason as he’s arguably the best starting pitcher on the market. However, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday morning that Lester and Ross might be a package deal. At least three teams pursuing Lester...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves among teams interested in David Ross

David Ross is drawing some interest on the free agent market from the Braves. Ross, 37, previously played for the Braves from 2009 to 2011 before departing for the Red Sox. While Ross had been a capable backup with the bat he regressed to a laughable .197/.276/.374 line in 80 games with the Red Sox over the past two seasons. The Braves must be considering him a defensive option...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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