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David Ross | Catcher | #3

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 2 - 5:01 PM

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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.
Jul 15 - 11:03 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.
Jul 6 - 2:12 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.
Jul 6 - 12:26 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.
Jun 28 - 2:30 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.
Jun 23 - 10:31 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.
May 27 - 7:06 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.
Apr 28 - 8:54 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.
Apr 21 - 10:20 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.
Feb 20 - 11:29 AM

David Ross said Monday on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he's likely to retire after 2016.

"I think this is probably going to be it for me," explained Ross, who said it's time for him to "be a dad" and that he's going "give it one more run." He turns 39 in March and batted .176/.267/.252 over 182 plate appearances in 2015 while mostly serving as Jon Lester's personal catcher.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Cubs activated C David Ross off the bereavement list.

Ross was excused from the Cubs over the weekend due to a death in family. He's back with them Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:58:00 PM

David Ross is expected to return from the bereavement list and rejoin the Cubs on Sunday.

Ross is away from the team due to a death in the family. That means that Jon Lester will have to go without his regular catcher on Saturday and throw to Miguel Montero instead.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Cubs placed C David Ross on the family medical emergency list.

Ross could be away from the team for 3-to-7 days. The Cubs will be just fine without him, with starter Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber able to handle catching duties as well. Matt Szczur was recalled to take Ross' roster spot.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Cubs activated C David Ross from the bereavement list.

Ross will be available off the bench on Tuesday night against the Brewers. Miguel Montero is starting at catcher and Kyle Schwarber is starting in left field.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton