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David Ross | Catcher | #3

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / LA

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Cubs hired David Ross as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Ross isn't playing for the Cubs anymore but he's not going far. The 39-year-old will stick around in a front office role, though it's unclear what his responsibilities will be. "I don’t even know what I’m doing," Ross admitted. "They offered to help me grow in my baseball knowledge and try to learn different aspects of what goes on in the organization. I’m really going to be listening." Jon Lester's personal catcher hit .229 with 10 homers this past season. Sat, Jan 14, 2017 07:53:00 PM

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David Ross will start behind the plate for Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Thursday.

It's the standard arrangement with left-hander Jon Lester on the hill. Ross is 1-for-9 with a homer this postseason. The full lineup for Chicago: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Javier Baez 2B, Jason Heyward RF, Addison Russell SS, Ross C, Lester SP. Kenta Maeda will start for Los Angeles.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 04:41:00 PM

David Ross will start behind the plate and bat eighth in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

As per usual, Ross will be paired with Jon Lester. This is the same lineup the Cubs used in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Giants. It goes as follows: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Addison Russell SS, Jason Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, Ross C, Lester SP. Kenta Maeda is starting for Los Angeles.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 03:12:00 PM

David Ross is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday.

Ross will catch John Lackey, who's taking his first turn in this best-of-five series. It's actually the same lineup the Cubs used in Game 1, when Jon Lester pitched: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Addison Russell SS, Jason Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, David Ross C, John Lackey SP. San Francisco, trailing 2-1 in the series, will turn to left-hander Matt Moore.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:21:00 PM

David Ross confirmed he's 99.9 percent sure that this will be his last season.

Per Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, it would take "an offer he could not refuse" for Ross to reconsider.. The 39-year-old hit .229 with 10 homers this year while mostly working as Jon Lester's personal catcher.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 05:16:00 PM

David Ross delivered an RBI double and scored a run as the Cubs topped the Giants 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Chicago.

The high-powered Cubs offense was shut down for most of the afternoon aside from a two-run uprising in the third inning. Ross smacked an RBI double to open the game's scoring and came around to score on a run-scoring single by Dexter Fowler. That proved to be enough support for Jon Lester who was brilliant for the Cubs on Friday. Ross finished the day 1-for-3 and is hitting .236/.356/.444 with eight homers and 28 RBI in a reserve role with the Cubs this season.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Cubs activated C David Ross from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Ross took a hard foul tip off his mask last Tuesday but only wound up missing a handful of games because of the All-Star break. He is on the Cubs' bench Friday afternoon versus the Rangers, with Willson Contreras drawing another start behind the plate.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Cubs placed C David Ross on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Ross was struck on the mask by a foul tip Tuesday. This isn't his first concussion (not close, actually) so expect the Cubs to treat the situation with great patience. Willson Contreras started at catcher and hit cleanup on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 02:12:00 PM

David Ross is being evaluated for a concussion.

Ross took a foul tip off his mask Tuesday and could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Willson Contreras is starting behind the plate and batting cleanup for the Cubs on Wednesday against the Reds.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:26:00 PM

David Ross will start behind the plate Tuesday versus the Reds.

No surprise with Jon Lester on the hill. He also draws the matchup against the lefty John Lamb for Cincinnati. Willson Contreras is getting another start in left field while Matt Szczur is playing center.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 02:30:00 PM

David Ross hit his sixth home run of the season in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Ross now has six homers in just 38 games this year. He's batting .247/.361/.474 in those games with 23 RBI and 16 runs scored. The 39-year-old will continue to be Jon Lester's personal catcher, but with the arrival of top prospect Willson Contreras and the continued presence of Miguel Montero, Ross' playing time could dwindle as the season wears on.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:31:00 PM

David Ross slugged the 100th home run of his career Friday against the Phillies.

It was a three-run blast during a four-run fourth inning against Adam Morgan. Ross intends to retire after the season and he’s going out strong. The 39-year-old is batting .254 with four home runs and an .828 OPS.
Fri, May 27, 2016 07:06:00 PM

David Ross clubbed a solo homer and drew a walk in Thursday’s 7-2 win over the Brewers.

It was his second home run of the season and the 98th of his career. The 39-year-old could see some more playing time with Miguel Montero (back) sidelined, but he’s a poor fit for a significant role at this point in his career. Tim Federowicz was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, but neither are all that interesting from a fantasy perspective.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 08:54:00 PM

David Ross went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

Ross, who hit just one home run in 72 games with the Cubs last season, muscled up to drive one out in the sixth inning. The catcher, who was playing in his sixth game, is batting .278/.391/.500. He's set to retire after the season.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 10:20:00 PM

David Ross reiterated on Saturday that he plans to hang up his cleats after the conclusion of the 2016 season.

"I don't want to be the one who stays at the party too long'' the veteran backstop quipped. He's expected to see most of his work as the primary catcher for Jon Lester again in 2016. It's widely believed that upon conclusion of his playing career that Ross will join the coaching ranks.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Justin Hancock