Sox Sign O. F. Cody Ross

OF Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox

By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer
      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Cody Ross says he has agreed to sign with
the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced bat to help replace
J.D. Drew in right field.

      Foxsports.com and ESPN.com earlier reported the contract is for
one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text
message late Monday that the deal won't be finalized until he takes
a physical.

      The 31-year-old Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs
for the San Francisco Giants last season while playing at least 22
games at every outfield position.

      Ross was the 2010 NL championship series MVP for the Giants and
helped them win the World Series that year after they picked him up
off waivers in August. He expressed his thanks on Twitter to San
Francisco fans and wrote: “Looking fwd to meeting the
(hash)redsoxnation fans!!”

      
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