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David Ross | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
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Cubs activated C David Ross from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Ross was cleared to return on Friday, but the club had planned to wait until after the All-Star break to activate him. However, Miguel Montero (thumb) being banged up changed that. Ross could catch regularly if Montero eventually needs a DL stint. Jul 12 - 11:43 AM

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David Ross has passed post-concussion tests.

The Cubs are expected to play it safe and wait until after the All-Star break to activate him, though. Taylor Teagarden will continue to serve as Miguel Montero's backup.
Jul 10 - 12:50 PM

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

The move was made retroactive to July 2. Ross took a foul ball off his mask Wednesday against the Mets. Taylor Teagarden was called up to take his roster spot.
Jul 4 - 4:19 PM

David Ross hit a walk-off single in Sunday's 2-1, 11-inning win over the Royals.

Ross' single off of Jason Frasor scored Kris Bryant and sent the fans home happy following 11 innings of low-scoring baseball. Ross finished the contest 1-for-2. Serving primarily as a backup catcher, he has only seen 39 at-bats this season and is hitting .179/.319/.282 with no homers and four RBI.
May 31 - 6:22 PM

David Ross exited Thursday's game against the Mets with abdominal tightness.

Ross was visited by the team trainer during an at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning and was in obvious discomfort, but he stayed in the game and bunted to complete the at-bat. Miguel Montero, who was on the bases at the time, replaced him behind the plate. We will have a better idea about his status after he's re-evaluated Friday.
May 14 - 5:55 PM

David Ross is starting at catcher and batting seventh Sunday in the Cubs' Opening Night lineup versus the Cardinals.

Ross is getting the start due to his familiarity with Jon Lester even though Miguel Montero is a vastly superior hitter against right-handed pitching. Also noteworthy is Arismendy Alcantara on the bench, as manager Joe Maddon is going with Tommy La Stella at second base and Mike Olt at third. The full Cubs' lineup is as follows: Dexter Fowler (CF), Jorge Soler (RF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Starlin Castro (SS), Chris Coghlan (LF), Olt (3B), Ross (C), Jon Lester (LHP), La Stella (2B).
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 5 - 3:07 PM

Cubs signed C David Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last Friday and then finalized Tuesday evening after Ross passed his pre-signing physical. Ross has batted just .197/.276/.374 in 287 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2013 season, but the Cubs clearly value his defense and veteran leadership. The 37-year-old should be Miguel Montero's primary backup in 2015.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:56:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Friday that Ross had signed with the Padres but then later retracted it. Ross has batted just .197/.276/.374 over the last two seasons, but his leadership and ability to handle a pitching staff is valued. Signing Ross to be Miguel Montero's backup now allows the Cubs to field offers for Welington Castillo.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:11:00 PM

David Ross told MLB Network Radio in an interview Friday that he does not have a deal with the Padres.

And CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has retracted his earlier report about Ross agreeing to terms with San Diego. It's possible Ross could still wind up with the Padres, but Heyman says he's considering the Cubs, as well.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:26:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that David Ross will sign with the Padres.

Well, of course they are. The Padres already have two viable catchers in Derek Norris and Tim Federowicz and they now have a third. Federowicz is out of options, so it would seem another trade is coming. Ross has batted just .197/.276/.374 over the last two seasons, but his leadership and ability to handle a pitching staff is valued.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:01:00 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, free agent catcher David Ross is deciding between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres.

The Cubs are notable because a signing there would reunite Ross with buddy Jon Lester. Ross is 37 years old and his best days are behind him, but as a veteran backstop on a cheap deal, he provides a nice defensive presence.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:08:00 PM

The Padres are among the teams interested in free agent David Ross, per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

There was some thought that Ross would join friend Jon Lester on the Cubs, but Lin reports the 37-year-old is considering a handful of teams. Ross doesn't offer much at the plate, but the veteran backstop is coveted for his defense.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the club is interested in David Ross.

Ross is receiving a lot of interest for a guy who batted .197/.276/.374 over the last two seasons, but teams value his leadership and ability to handle a pitching staff. The Cubs, Red Sox, Braves and Padres also have interest.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:27:00 PM

Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that the Cubs have a meeting scheduled with David Ross' agent on Tuesday night.

Ross is also still a possibility to return to the Red Sox. It's an interesting dynamic, with his buddy Jon Lester weighing offers from both teams. Ross turns 38 in March and batted just .184/.260/.368 with seven home runs and 15 RBI over 50 games this past season.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Cubs, Red Sox, Braves and Padres are among the teams pursuing free agent David Ross.

Ross proved his worth guiding the Red Sox to a title in 2013, and the veteran would be a welcome presence with the young staffs each of the four teams listed are expected to roster in 2015. Rosenthal notes that those are just four of the teams involved, and that others are interested as well. Ross isn't expected to be a starter wherever he ends up.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Neil Ramirez
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood
10Yoervis Medina
11Ben Rowen