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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 is drawing interest from the Braves, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Ross would give the Braves a solid veteran backup to pair with young starting catcher Christian Bethancourt. The 37-year-old Ross batted just .184/.260/.368 in 2014 for the Red Sox, but he's regarded as a good defender and excellent clubhouse presence. A one-year deal should get it done for Atlanta. Nov 24 - 11:24 AM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that there has been "plenty of interest" in David Ross.

However, he adds that there's "nothing imminent" in terms of Ross signing on somewhere. The veteran catcher batted just .184/.260/.368 in 50 games this past season, but his bat has been more potent in the past and he's well-regarded as a receiver and clubhouse guy.
Nov 21 - 10:22 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told David Ross last week that he "wanted to see how the roster shook out before making a commitment to him."

The Red Sox have interest in re-signing Ross to be their backup catcher, but Cafardo notes that the club could prefer a left-handed bat in the spot. Ross figures to receive plenty of interest from other clubs should Boston move on from him.
Source: Boston Globe
Nov 2 - 10:24 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports Red Sox catcher David Ross will play in 2015.

Cotillo refutes a September report that Ross, 37, may retire after the 2014 season. A source close to Ross says the catcher would like to play one or two more years, and that a return to Boston could be in the cards. Ross helped the club win a World Series ring in 2013 but hit just .184/.260/.368 in 50 games this season and would likely return as a backup to Christian Vazquez if he did come back.
Oct 13 - 6:15 PM

Red Sox activated C David Ross from the 15-day disabled list.

Ross missed nearly three weeks after tearing the plantar fascia in his right foot. He's in the lineup Wednesday.
Aug 20 - 3:52 PM

David Ross (foot) will be activated Wednesday.

Ross had been aiming to return Monday or Tuesday, but the Red Sox decided the give the veteran catcher a bit more time for his injured right foot. The 37-year-old will likely play sparingly down the stretch behind Red Sox starting catcher Christian Vazquez.
Aug 19 - 4:21 PM

David Ross (foot) will be activated Monday or Tuesday.

Ross has been out since August 2 with a right foot injury. The backup catcher will not need a rehab assignment.
Aug 16 - 4:29 PM

David Ross (foot) has made significant strides in his recovery in recent days and may not need a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Red Sox.

Now that he's been cleared to catch bullpens, the prevailing thought is that he could rejoin the Red Sox early next week barring any setbacks. With as well as Christian Vazquez is playing behind the dish, Ross will return to a reserve role.
Source: WEEI.com
Aug 16 - 11:16 AM

David Ross (foot) took batting practice Thursday and the Red Sox hope he'll be ready to catch in the bullpen in the coming days.

He's expected back soon once he's able to resume catching. "Whether or not, or when David can go on a rehab assignment, has yet to be determined at this point," manager John Farrell said. "We are hopeful that today or tomorrow that he will be able to catch some bullpens, and once we get that accomplished we feel that he’ll speed up pretty quick."
Aug 15 - 9:08 AM

David Ross (foot) could start catching in the bullpen on Sunday.

"It’s feeling much better and I’m moving around pretty well," Ross said. "I want to get back to watching and work with these pitchers, especially the younger guys." Ross is eligible to be activated on August 17 and remains confident that he'll be ready at that time.
Source: Boston Globe
Aug 10 - 9:12 AM

David Ross (foot) hopes to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on August 17.

Ross has shed the walking boot on his right foot four days after tearing the plantar fascia. The tendon rupture was actually a good thing, as Ross had been dealing with pain pretty much all season and the tear essentially accomplished what surgery would have.
Aug 6 - 9:16 AM

Red Sox placed C David Ross on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot injury.

Ross aggravated his existing foot injury during Friday's victory over the Yankees. It's unclear at the moment how much time the veteran backstop stands to miss, but Christian Vazquez will handle the bulk of the catching duties in his absence.
Aug 2 - 12:45 PM

David Ross was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees due to a recurrence of his plantar fasciitis.

It's an injury that Ross has been dealing with for some time now, and has been noticeably hobbled while running the bases of late. He shouldn't be expected to return to the Red Sox lineup for at least a couple of days.
Aug 1 - 9:46 PM

David Ross was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees with an apparent foot injury.

The injury occurred while he was running to first base. The Red Sox should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 1 - 9:34 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
3Jemile Weeks
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Will Middlebrooks
3Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Yoenis Cespedes
3Brock Holt
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
7Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar