Red Sox to sign David Ross

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two year contract with free agent catcher David Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal. Ross, probably the best backup catcher in the game, was previously loosely connected to the Yankees, mostly through a bit of speculation by Rosenthal, and would have made a solid Plan B to re-signing Russell Martin for the Yankees, but a two year deal probably would have been excessive from the Bombers’ perspective, given Ross’ history of sparse playing time. Rosenthal reports that Ross will be “more than a backup,” but not really a starter in Boston, which I assume means that he’ll slide into a catching platoon with Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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  1. uyf1950

    I'm a little disappointed in this signing as a Yankees fan. I had hoped that this might be a player the Yankees might be interested in enough to sign. I do think it's a bit of an overpay on the part of the Red Sox, but he certainly would have been an upgrade for the Yankees over their current backup options.

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