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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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Cubs' David Ross gets start at catcher in place of Miguel Montero


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

In his place, David Ross wil get his 18th start at catcher. Ross will bat eighth. He gets his third start in the last six games. 


David Ross starting for Miguel Montero at Cubs catcher


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup for Sunday night's game against Cincinnati. 

Montero had started seven of the last eight games. He'll be replaced in the lineup by David Ross, who gets his 16th start of the year. 

Ross is batting seventh in the lineup. 


Cubs C David Ross hits walk-off single in win over Royals


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross hit an RBI single with one out in the 11th inning to beat the Royals 2-1 on Sunday.

Ross, who failed to execute a safety-squeeze with the game tied in the ninth inning, swung away in the 11th and lifted his team to the win.

''I'm playing the game out in my head. I knew what was coming the first time and I didn't get the bunt down, but luckily I drove that ball into the gap right there at the end,'' Ross said.

Ross is hitting .179/.319/.282 in 39 at-bats this season.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero out of the starting lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Nationals, the team announced.

David Ross will draw his second start in the last three games and bat seventh in Montero's place. It will be Montero's third day off in the last six games. He is hitting .267 with 16 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.


Cubs' Miguel Montero out, David Ross in Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross is starting over Miguel Montero in Monday's matchup with the Nationals.

Ross typically receives his starts on the days that Jon Lester pitches, but he'll be behind the plate on Monday to catch Tsuyoshi Wada. He has hit .182/.341/.303 in 33 at-bats.

The Cubs are home underdogs (+105) against the Nationals on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Cubs C David Ross ready to roll Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross has recovered from an abdominal issue enough to land in the lineup Saturday against Pittsburgh. He is batting seventh.

Ross hopes to bring a better bat with him along with his improved health. He has just five hits in 26 at-bats all year, but his seven walks has resulted in a .346 on-base percentage.


Cubs' David Ross says abdominal injury not related to oblique


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross does not believe the abdominal tightness he is dealing with is related to an oblique injury. He will get the injury checked out, however.

Ross came into Thursday's game against the Mets as a pinch-hitter and caught for three innings. But he exited the game in the ninth inning with discomfort in his abdominal muscle and is not expected to play on Friday. 


Cubs C Welington Castillo gets another start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is in the starting lineup for Friday's matinee against the Pirates. This will be Castillo's first back-to-back starts this season. Castillo started Thursday's game against the Mets and went hitless in three at-bats.

With the Cubs facing a left-hander for the second day in a row, manager Joe Maddon opted to keep Miguel Montero on the bench, despite the fact that Montero is 3 for 8 against lefties this season.

David Ross, who pinch-hit and stayed in to catch on Thursday, left the game with abdominal tightness, and likely isn't available for Friday's game.


Cubs' David Ross leaves game with abdominal tightness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross left Thursday's game after three innings with abdominal tightness, per MLB.com

Ross pinch hit in the fifth inning and remained in the game at catcher. He left the game at the start of the ninth. 

The team had no update on his status going forward. 


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mets, the team announced.

Montero got the day off on Monday with David Ross drawing the start behind the plate. Montero is hitting .299 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 67 at-bats this season. 

The Cubs are currently the favorites (-140) against New York.


David Ross gives sage advice to Red Sox C Blake Swihart


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Current Cubs backup catcher David Ross understands the plight of Red Sox new starter Blake Swihart. The former knows the pressure of being a young backstop. He knows the pressure of playing in Boston. And he knows the pressure of working with an underachieving pitching staff.

So he is providing some advice.

"In Blake's instance, you're looking at a young player who has a lot of hype surrounding him and rightfully so," Ross told WEEI. "But the things I've learned over the years of being a catcher are things I've learned from making mistakes. I've been table to make mistakes as a backup, things that have molded me into the game-caller that I am. The best way to learn in baseball when you make mistakes is to get burned by them and then take a mental note that you're able to store away about hitters or about a pitcher that can or can't execute a certain pitch."

Ross added that it's unrealistic to expect too much from Swihart so quickly.

"There'a learning curve," Ross said. "And then there's the trust factor. When you have a young guy back there, it takes a while to build that trust, and to figure out whether or not this guy knows what he's doing or not doing. It's a process. It's not just going to happen in a couple of starts. ... The more [a pitcher shakes] me off the more I'm going to understand the way you like to pitch and the better it will be for me. That way when we do get into tight situations they're not scared to go with what they feel."

It is hoped Swihart is not taking his struggles at the plate with him behind it - or vice versa. He has just two hits in 22 at-bats since his arrival.


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.