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3 David Ross C
Height/Weight: 6-2/230 | Birthdate: 3/19/1977 | Birthplace: Bainbridge, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Florida | MLB Experience: 14 | Salary: $3,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Third-string catcher David Ross gets start for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cubs third-string catcher David Ross got a rare start in Friday's game at Cincinnati. Ross was listed seventh in the order, getting just his fourth start of the season, matching the total of Welington Castillo. Miguel Montero has eight starts behind the plate. 

The Cubs are -110 money line favorites at Cincinnati. 


Cubs' David Ross in lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

Ross is set to catch ace Jon Lester, as he did on Opening Day. The backup catcher is 1 for 3 with a double in two games this season.

The Cubs are favorites (-131) against the Reds Monday.


Cubs batting Jorge Soler second, Jon Lester eighth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs announced the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, with right fielder Jorge Soler slotted into the second spot of the lineup.

Soler spent most of his brief action in 2014 batting fourth or fifth, but he'll slot in between center fielder Dexter Fowler and first baseman Anthony Rizzo Sunday.

The full Cubs lineup Sunday: CF Fowler, RF Soler, 1B Rizzo, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, 3B Mike Olt, C David Ross, SP Jon Lester, 2B Tommy La Stella.

Ross draws the start at catcher with former Red Sox teammate Lester on the mound. Manager Joe Maddon will bat the pitcher eighth, Olt and La Stella join Rizzo and Castro in the infield for the team's first game, with Arismendy Alcantara set to come off the bench.


Cubs may keep Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Cubs general manager Theo Epstein is considering breaking camp with three catchers on the roster. 

Epstein said that the team is "leaning toward" keeping Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo, per ESPN's Jesse Rogers. He added that manager Joe Maddon is "pounding the table for three catchers." 


Cubs announce David Ross signing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) The Cubs finalized a deal with catcher David Ross Tuesday. The two sides came to terms on a two-year deal worth $5 million, per a previous report.

Ross hit just .184/.260/.368 in 152 at-bats with the Red Sox in 2014.


Report: Cubs sign veteran C David Ross


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Catcher David Ross has signed a two-year contract with the Cubs for $5 million, sources have told Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal.

Ross, who was rumored to be headed to San Diego, has served as a backup throughout his career. His average has slipped in each of the last four seasons and dropped to .184 in 2014. It was his lowest mark in 10 years.


Padres closing in on C David Ross?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Padres could be on the verge of signing free agent catcher David Ross on Friday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. However, the Cubs still appear to be interested in signing him as a backup catcher.

Ross addressed previous reports that he has signed a deal with San Diego on MLB Network Radio. "I do not have a deal with the Padres."

Ross will join fellow catcher Derek Norris and Tim Federowicz on the roster. He hit .184 over 152 at-bats last year with Boston.


Report: Cubs still looking at Ross


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Cubs are still looking at catcher David Ross as a backup, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The team has been linked to Ross a number of times this offseason, but that interest was expected to wane following the trade for Miguel Montero. Despite the fact that the organization already has Welington Castillo as a backup, the interest in Ross is still there. Ross is said to have a close relationship with pitcher Jon Lester, and that could play a role in his decision.

Ross hit .184 over 152 at-bats last year.


Report: Padres among potential landing spots for David Ross


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Padres are among the teams who are in the mix to sign catcher David Ross, U-T San Diego reports. Ross hit .184/.260/.368 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 152 at-bats in 2014.


Diamondbacks interested in signing veteran C David Ross


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told reporters that his team has expressed interest in signing free agent catcher David Ross, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports on Tuesday. Ross, a 13-year MLB veteran, hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games last season for Boston.

Report: At least four teams showing interest in David Ross


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) At least four teams are showing interest in catcher David Ross, according to FoxSports.com.

The Braves, Cubs, Red Sox and Padres have all pursued Ross this offseason, though other clubs are said to be involved as well. Ross was limited by concussions in 2013, and spent last season dealing with foot and ankle injuries. The 37-year-old Ross hit .184/.260/.368 over 152 at-bats. 


Report: Braves among teams showing interest in David Ross


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) The Braves are among the teams that have expressed interest in veteran catcher David Ross, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ross played for Atlanta from 2009-2012.

Ross, who is a 13-year MLB veteran, hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games last season for Boston.


Report: David Ross to play in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Impending free-agent catcher David Ross plans to play next season despite reports in September that he was considering retirement, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Ross spent his last two seasons with the Red Sox on a two-year deal, and the door remains open for the veteran catcher to return to Boston, according to the report. He would serve as a backup and mentor to the team's young catchers if he were to resign with the Red Sox.


David Ross to be activated Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross will be activated Wednesday, according to the Providence Journal

Ross has been sidelined since August 1 due to a foot injury. The club determined Ross would not need a rehab assignment prior to his return. Ross is hitting .192 over 125 at-bats. 


David Ross could return without rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross could return from the disabled list without a rehab assignment, but manager John Farrell told WEEI.com Friday he still has some hurdles to clear before returning from a plantar fascia tear.  

"We've still got to get some steps accomplished with David," Farrell said. "He's set to catch a bullpen or two today. He started to do a little bit more running yesterday and came out of it feeling OK, so he's making adequate progress as well."

Ross has been out since Aug. 1 as a result of the injury, and there is not a clear timetable for when he might come back from the DL.


Foot injury actually a 'positive' for David Ross


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Suffering a ruptured plantar fascia in his right foot might have been good news for Red Sox catcher David Ross, as manager John Farrell explained Saturday after Ross was placed on the disabled list.

"Everything points toward that tendon having let go last night -- which, in this case, is a positive," Farrell told MLB.com. "How many days it takes to recover, we'll see. But the 15 days should hopefully help this quiet down to the point of him returning."

Ross has been playing through pain in his foot for weeks, so this appears to be a good thing long term. Ross will be out for at least two weeks while recovering, however. 


Dan Butler called up after David Ross hits DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) The Red Sox officially placed catcher David Ross on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, after he suffered a ruptured plantar fascia in his right foot Friday.

The team called up catcher Dan Butler from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Ross' place on the active roster. He was hitting .227/.306/.338 in 260 at-bats at Pawtucket on the season. 


Report: David Ross has ruptured plantar fascia in right foot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross ruptured the plantar fascia in his right foot during Friday's game against the Yankees, according to a report from WEEI. Ross sustained the injury while covering first base on a sixth-inning ground out. He will be heading to the disabled list on Saturday.

"We’?'ll evaluate him tomorrow. Looks like he’??s got some pain in that plantar fascia tendon," manager John Farrell said. "We’?'ll take a look at him tomorrow to make any determination at that point."

David Ross a no-go Wednesday in Toronto


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross, who has been dealing with a foot ailment, is out of the Wednesday lineup against at Toronto. Christian Vazquez is set to start instead.

The problem has not limited Ross lately at the plate. He has come alive after a terrible stretch with four hits in his last two games, including a home run.


David Ross dealing with plantar fasciitis


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross pulled up lame while running to first base Tuesday but remained in the game, and he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis after the game, WEEI.com reports.

Ross said after the game that he didn't expect the injury to cause him to miss any time. "It’s been going on for a few days," Ross said. "I was getting better. It was getting a lot better. I just aggravated on that one swing. It’s not going to keep me from playing I don’t think. It’s one of those things that’s going to effect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John [Farrell] is worrying about, my speed to help the team if it would."




David Ross keys win over Royals with homer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross hasn't exactly been tearing the cover off the ball since assuming the starting job upon the release of A.J. Pierzynski, but he did highlight a Sunday defeat of Kansas City. He blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give him six on the season.

Ross has five hits in his last 25 at-bats.


Christian Vazquez, David Ross to continue to split time behind the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB.com on Friday that the team will continue to have  Christian Vazquez and David Ross split time behind the plate moving forward. Ross will likely start the first games of a series, so that the rookie Vazquez can learn how to approach new opponents.

Red Sox lay out catching rotation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) The Red Sox have a plan for rookie catcher Christian Vazquez, who should see plenty of time in the second half of the season, reports ESPN.com.

Manager John Farrell told reporters Vazquez will catch three out of every five games, matching up with Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, while veteran David Ross takes Jake Peavy and Jon Lester. 


David Ross smacks fourth home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1 win over the Yankees Saturday.

Ross put his team up briefly with his home run in the top of the third inning, but the Yankees were able to even it up in the bottom half of the inning before the Red Sox scored the decisive homer in the ninth. Two of Ross' four home runs have come in his last two games, and he owns a .180/.240/.371 line with 89 at-bats.


A.J. Pierzynski sits in favor of David Ross on Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is a rare breed in that he has handled Tigers ace Max Scherzer quite well in his career to the tune of a .333 batting average and .515 slugging percentage. But he won't get a chance to enhance those numbers Friday night - he is out of the lineup.

The Sox have elected to go instead with David Ross, who has developed a strong working relationship with Boston starter Jon Lester. Lester owns a 2.45 career ERA and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings with Ross behind the plate, WEEI.com has reported.