Report: Red Sox Sign Cody Ross to One-Year Deal


January 23, 2012

The Red Sox have apparently added some outfield depth, and it's going to come in the form of Cody Ross.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the veteran outfielder has agreed to a contract with the Red Sox. He'll be one of a few options for new manager Bobby Valentine in an overhauled Boston outfield.

The Boston Herald's Mike Silverman reported that the deal will be a one-year contract.

Ross, 31, broke into the majors for good in 2006. For his career, Ross is a .261 hitter with .323 on-base percentage over eight seasons with five different teams. In 2011 with the San Francisco Giants, Ross hit .240 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs.

Ross won a World Series with the Giants in 2010, and he was named the NLCS MVP that season.

The Red Sox freed up some money to make a move when they traded Marco Scutaro to Colorado. Ross will become the latest player brought in to provide some outfield depth. Josh Reddick was traded to Oakland as part of a deal for Andrew Bailey, J.D. Drew won't be back and Carl Crawford may miss Opening Day with a wrist injury.

The Red Sox may still add pitching depth before spring training begins as well.

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