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.

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

One thought on “Red Sox to sign David Ross

  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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