Cody Ross has been one of the only constant sources of production for the Boston Red Sox this season.
The outfielder has hit .267 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs this season and was named the Red Sox' 10th Player of the Year on Tuesday. The award goes to the player who most exceeded expectations this season.
Ross came to Boston via free agency in the offseason, after a year in which he was limited due to constant injury, and fans were not sure how he would fare in a Red Sox uniform. But with his hustle and ability to crush baseballs over the Green Monster, Ross quickly became a fan favorite.
As September lineup cards have included many unkown names, Ross is one of the only familiar faces left. In a disappointing season for the Red Sox, he continued to stay positive and contribute day-in and day-out.
Whether Ross' strong season will land him a large contract with another team in the offseason is yet to be determined, but Sox fans would love to see him take a hometown discout.
To hear Ross' reaction to being named 10th Player of the Year, check out the video above.