Thursday, August 21

Insignificant info: Red Sox sign Reds Catcher David Ross

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a minor-league contract, according to major-league sources. (AP)

David Ross drew interest from both the Red Sox and Phillies after getting released by the Reds. Ross will reportedly be sent to triple A Pawtucket at first and will likely be called up for the Sept. 1st when the rosters are expanded for the post season. In what is likely a "back up to the back up" role, Ross will fill in mainly to protect against possible injuries in September. He is NOT the long term solution for the Red Sox at catcher.

Ross hit 17 homers in 2007, and 21 homers in just 247 ABs in 2006. In what is a Red Sox Management dream, Ross sports a .381 OBP this season, despite only hitting .231 with 3 homers (in 52 games).

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