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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 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

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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

Cubs placed C David Ross on the bereavement list.

He'll be away from the club for a couple of days. With Miguel Montero back from the disabled list and Kyle Schwarber on the roster, it shouldn't cause a disruption to the lineup. Ross should return before Jon Lester's next start.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:38:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 11:43:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 12:50:00 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.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 04:19:00 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.
Sun, May 31, 2015 06:22:00 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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 05:55:00 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).
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard
10Joe Nathan