Red Sox to add Cody Ross

New Sox outfielder Cody Ross

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports/MLB Network the Red Sox have reached an agreement with outfielder Cody Ross.  Ross is a solid signing and will make a great match with Ryan Sweeney to be a platoon in right field for the season.  This also gives the Sox another veteran outfielder in case Carl Crawford has any complications from his recent wrist surgery.  Ross is a 31-year old right handed hitting outfielder.  He will be entering his 8th season in the majors in 2012 for his 5th team in the Red Sox.  Ross was the 2010 NLCS MVP for the Giants when he hit .350, had 3 home runs, 3 doubles, and 5 RBI against the Phillies.  Ross is a career .261/.323/.779 hitter.  He has hit 14 home runs in each of the last two seasons.  Like Nick Punto, Ross is a clubhouse character guy that the Red Sox have been trying to interject into their clubhouse during this offseason.  Look for him to get the lion’s share of at-bats against lefties in right field and work into the lineup against righties to give Sweeney a breather.  The signing of Ross could spell the end of Darnell McDonald’s tenure with the Red Sox but the Sox might opt to keep him, at elast for the beginning part of the season with Crawford’s health in question.

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