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David Ross | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
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David Ross has been dealing with a right foot ailment for most of the season that the Red Sox believe is plantar fasciitis.
Ross was noticeably hobbled while running the bases Tuesday, but the catcher doesn't think the injury will sideline him. "It’s not going to keep me from playing, I don’t think," Ross said. "It’s one of those things that’s going to affect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John (Farrell) is worrying about, my speed to help the team." Jul 23 - 9:23 AM

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David Ross is available off the bench after rolling his ankle during batting practice.

Ross limped off the field in obvious pain, but he'll be fine. A.J. Pierzynski is behind the plate for the Red Sox Tuesday.
May 13 - 8:07 PM

David Ross was injured during batting practice Tuesday when he appeared to foul a ball off his foot.

Ross immediately limped off the field and into the clubhouse, so it's obvious he was in plenty of pain. The Red Sox haven't updated his status, but they could wind up sending him for X-rays.
May 13 - 7:01 PM

David Ross went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Red Sox were defeated by the Orioles on Monday.

Ross got the day game start as A.J. Pierzynski started Sunday night's game. Ross took Zach Britton deep in the seventh inning, part of many attempts by the Red Sox to get back in the game late.
Apr 21 - 2:40 PM

David Ross will be held out of action until Friday due to inflammation in a tendon in his left foot.

Ross underwent an MRI on Tuesday that showed only the inflammation and no major structural damage. He'll still have ample time left to get properly tuned up for Opening Day once he's cleared to return to Grapefruit League action. Ross will serve as an active backup catcher for the Red Sox during the 2014 season.
Mar 4 - 9:55 AM

David Ross is expected to start at catcher in Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia started Games 2 and 3, but his bat has looked slow and he's made some bad throws. So it'll be Ross catching John Lackey on Wednesday in Boston.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 05:02:00 PM

David Ross is expected to get another start in Game 5 of the World Series on Monday in St. Louis.

Ross got the nod in Game 4 over Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who has struggled on both offense and defense in the 2013 World Series. "[Ross is] ready to go [Monday], and likely will be back there as he’s paired up with Jon Lester," Red Sox manager John Farrell said late Sunday. "Good game caller, as he’s always been known for. Very good at framing pitches. And ran a very good game once again tonight."
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 09:02:00 AM

David Ross is starting at catcher for the Red Sox in Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series.

Ross started Game 1 before yielding to Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Games 2 and 3. The Red Sox are also going with Daniel Nava in left field for a second straight game, with Jonny Gomes on the bench. David Ortiz is getting another start at first base.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:02:00 PM

David Ross will start behind the plate in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Ross is getting the nod over Jarrod Saltalamacchia with Jon Lester on the hill for Boston. While Ross and Lester have worked well together, Saltalamacchia's bat could be missed with right-hander Adam Wainwright starting for St. Louis.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that David Ross will start behind the plate in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia played hero for the Red Sox in Game 2, but Ross will catch John Lackey in Game 3. Farrell has previously said that he likes the rapport between Ross and Lackey.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 05:29:00 PM

David Ross is the Red Sox' starting catcher in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday.

Red Sox manager John Farrell made the decision based on Ross and Jon Lester's success against Detroit in early September. Boston will send a lineup of Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks and Ross to the plate against Tigers' starter Anibal Sanchez.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:34:00 PM

David Ross is expected to serve as the Red Sox starting catcher in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday.

It comes as no surprise as Ross has made a living by crushing left-handed pitching, and is 2-for-5 with a pair of homers in his career off Rays hurler David Price.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 11:34:00 AM

David Ross went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

The veteran backstop got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single in the fourth inning, then doubled home a run in the sixth inning to cue the deficit to 4-3. He's had a very disappointing season, slashing just .216/.298/.382 with four homers and 10 RBI in 36 games.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:35:00 PM

Red Sox activated C David Ross from the 60-day disabled list.

Ross has been out since mid-June due to post-concussion issues, but he's ready to roll now. He returns to a .185/.274/.400 batting line with four homers over 23 games this season.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 07:35:00 PM

David Ross (concussion) is in line to be activated next Monday.

Ross has moved his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Pawtucket after a couple games with Double-A Portland. "He will catch hopefully five to six innings tonight with Pawtucket, get three at-bats," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Likely DH tomorrow. And then as he gets back behind the plate, there will be increased number of innings caught, to the point of catching back-to-back games, by the end of the week."
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront