David Ross wants to continue playing, could return to Red Sox

David Ross wants to continue playing at the major league level according to sources close to the Red Sox catcher. Ross, 37, would like to play another year or two reports MLB Daily Dish, and the door is still open for for a return to the Red Sox. If Ross returns to the Red Sox he would do so as a mentor to youngst4ers Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart. Ross has spent 13 seasons...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski: David Ross Like ‘Second Manager’ With Boston Red Sox

It didn’t take long for A.J. Pierzynski to realize David Ross’ leadership. Pierzynski, who was released by the Red Sox in July, told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo he’d be shocked if Ross didn’t re-sign with Boston this offseason. Ross is a free agent after spending the last two seasons as the Red Sox’s backup catcher. “He was like a second manager over there. They...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Outlook: Boston Prepared To Explore Market For Backup

The Boston Red Sox made an important discovery in 2014. The Red Sox cut ties with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski in July, clearing a path for 24-year-old backstop Christian Vazquez. Vazquez took the ball and ran with it, flashing elite defensive skills that made him one of the organization’s most intriguing prospects entering 2014. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent shopping list

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterThe later we get into October, the closer we are to the start of baseball free agency. That can only mean good things for the Boston Red Sox and their fans. The Sox have to be busy this winter and there are many needs that they can address via free agency. Here are a few of those needs:Third Base- Will Middlebrooks did not have a good...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross: It Was A ‘Treat’ To Play In Derek Jeter’s Last Game (Video)

Boston Red Sox backup catcher David Ross understood what it meant to start and play in Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees. Ross asked John Farrell if he could play the final game of the season, which also marked Derek Jeter’s final game of his 19-year career, and the manager obliged. The catcher said it was a “treat” for him to be able to play in the Captain’s last...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Realistic About Future With Boston Red Sox Beyond 2014 Season

David Ross is cognizant that his days with the Boston Red Sox could be numbered. Ross has said he’d like to play at least one more season before considering retirement. The 37-year-old catcher is open to re-signing with the Red Sox, but he’s set to hit free agency following a disappointing 2014 season. The ball is in Boston’s court. “It’s hard to know what they’re thinking...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Veteran Players Frustrated By Club’s 2014 Losing Ways

Losing stinks. Just ask the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox entered Monday in the midst of an eight-game losing streak — their second-longest losing streak of the season — and a season-high 18 games under .500 (56-74). The club’s lack of success one year after winning a World Series title is taking its toll on several players, especially those involved with last season’s title...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Ejected For First Time After Arguing Check Swing Strikeout

The Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season has been so frustrating that one call during Saturday’s game was enough to break David Ross’ streak of 13 seasons without being ejected. Boston blew an early three-run lead and found themselves down 7-3 in the eighth inning. Ross came to the plate after a Mookie Betts double and tried to keep the potential rally going. The veteran catcher...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Hassan Recalled From Pawtucket As Boston Red Sox Make Roster Moves

BOSTON — The Red Sox swapped out a few faces before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Catcher David Ross and outfielder/first baseman Alex Hassan are back with the Red Sox. Catcher Dan Butler and right-handed pitcher Steven Wright have been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Ross, who had been battling a foot injury, was activated from the 15-day disabled...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Returns As Red Sox Shake Up Lineup Against Angels

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross will return to the lineup on Wednesday when they play the third game of a four-game set with the Los Angeles Angels. As Ross returns, third baseman Will Middlebrooks will sit with an injury of his own. Middlebrooks left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring pull, and while he says it’s not serious, he’ll get at least one night off. Utility man Brock...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: David Ross to be activated

The Boston Red Sox entered Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels in last place in the American League East at 56-68.  Not much has gone right for the defending World Series champions, as they are near the bottom of the Major Leagues in runs scored and bottom third in ERA. There is some good news on the injury front, as catcher Davis Ross will be activated today...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fund Teen Program, Red Sox Help Young Cancer Patients Cope (Video)

Cancer is always brutal, but it’s especially tough for kids, whose lives can be severely altered because of it. The Jimmy Fund’s Just for Teens Program helps kids connect with each other and with Boston Red Sox players like David Ross and Will Middlebrooks. It’s just one of the ways the Jimmy Fund has made lives easier for those with cancer. Learn more about the program in...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: David Ross Set To Be Activated Early Next Week

BOSTON — The Red Sox have had some foot issues. Outfielder Allen Craig, catcher David Ross and second baseman Dustin Pedroia all have been forced to deal with some sort of foot ailment in recent weeks. Craig and Ross have been on the disabled list, while Pedroia left Friday’s game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his right foot. Red Sox manager John Farrell...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Could Begin Rehab Assignment Monday; David Ross Also On Mend

BOSTON — The Red Sox are making progress from a podiatry standpoint. Outfielder Allen Craig and catcher David Ross — currently on the 15-day disabled list with foot injuries — are on the mend, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Craig, who is dealing with a left foot sprain, has shown improvement in his early work. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher David Ross: I Want To Play ‘At Least One More Year’

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross will be 38 years old on Opening Day next season. He also plans to be in uniform. Ross told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford over the weekend that he wants to play “at least one more year” before retiring. It’s unclear at this point whether Ross will suit up for the Red Sox in 2015 — his contract expires after this season — but the veteran backstop...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross: ‘I Wouldn’t Put It Past’ Jon Lester To Return To Red Sox

The talk in Boston all last month centered on whether Jon Lester would leave the Red Sox. Now that he’s gone, the conversation has shifted to whether he’ll come back. Lester’s contract expires at the end of this season, and the Oakland A’s chances of matching his price on the open market are slim to none. So, is it realistic to believe Lester could return to Boston —...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Impressed By Christian Vazquez Who’s Been ‘Better Than Advertised’

Boston Red Sox catching prospect Christian Vazquez has opened eyes since being promoted to the big club. One of his biggest fans is someone who works alongside the young catcher. Veteran catcher David Ross has been able to work closely with Vazquez, and Ross’ impression is similar to just about everyone else: Vazquez’s defensive tools are going to make him a legitimate big...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Sent To Disabled List; Opens Opportunity For Dan Butler With Red Sox

BOSTON — A manager isn’t supposed to root for certain players over others — that’s sort of be like having a favorite child — but John Farrell can’t help but feel a soft spot for backup catcher Dan Butler. “He’s always had a strong reputation of handling pitchers and for his game-calling,” Farrell said. “In some ways, it’s a real success story when you factor...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: David Ross, Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross seems set to land on the DL today after the plantar fasciitis which has bothered him for the last week and a half flared up on Friday. Ian Browne & Steven Petrella of MLB.com report that Ross exited after hobbling off following a sixth inning groundout, while Will Middlebrooks returned to start at third base and Shane Victorino made another...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Likely Sox Departures By Thursday

Here are the top five most likely Red Sox players to no longer be Red Sox players by this time Thursday:1.) Jonny Gomes, OF. There are plenty of contending teams that could use the "Good Luck Playoff Charm" that is Gomes. The guy just seems to win wherever he goes. He still hits lefties at a ridiculous pace and is no longer in Boston's plans;2.) Andrew Miller, RP. There...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross On Felix Doubront: ‘Hard To Be Sharp’ In Long-Relief Role

A few days after making comments about not being happy in his limited role, Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront didn’t do himself any favors after a tough relief outing in a 14-1 blowout loss at home against the Toronto Blue Jays. The long reliever gave up six hits and allowed six earned runs in just 2/3 innings, and his ERA is now 6.07 on the season. However, catcher David Ross...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross: Red Sox Focused On Baseball, Not Trade Deadline (Video)

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross lost a batterymate with starting pitcher Jake Peavy shipped off to the San Francisco Giants, but he said the team doesn’t want to think about who else might be leaving the clubhouse by Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline. “I don’t like that part,” Ross told NESN’s Jamie Erdahl before Saturday’s game at Tampa Bay. “I’m not a big...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher David Ross Won’t Hit DL With Plantar Fasciitis (Video)

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross was limping during Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team said plantar fasciitis was to blame. However, the painful heel inflammation won’t sideline the 37-year-old catcher. Ross wasn’t scheduled to be behind the dish until Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays anyway, so he’ll get some rest with rookie catcher Christian...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ross Dealing With Foot Injury Despite Solid Effort

The Boston Red Sox suffered their first loss of the second half Tuesday. The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that began before the All-Star break. The streak reached its pinnacle Monday, when Boston produced 14 runs on 18 hits while obliterating Toronto. But all good things must come to an end. Jake...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross On Christian Vazquez: ‘I’m Excited To Have Him Here’ (Video)

Christian Vazquez likely has a lot on his plate these days since getting the call to the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Luckily for Vazquez, he has the benefit of a veteran presence at his position. 37-year-old catcher David Ross has seen a lot over his 13 major league seasons, so he’s in a great position to act as a mentor to the 23-year-old Vazquez. Ross...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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