Rumor: Yankees interested in Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross

Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross is set to become a free agent this offseason and prefers to stay in Boston, but if he doesn’t the Yankees will be among the teams that are very interested in his services, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Ross signed a one-year, $3 million deal before this season and is rumored to be looking for a deal around three-years and $20 million. That would certainly fit in with the Yankees future budget goals, but it’s hard to tell if he will hit enough.

Ross had a career year this season as he hit .270/.333/.491 with a 117 OPS+. However, as he’s about to turn 32 this December so it seems like this is a best case scenario. Realistically it’s better to expect his career .262/.325/.461 line which isn’t bad, but it’s a drop off from Nick Swisher.

Other free agent outfielders include Michael Bourn, Josh Hamilton, Carlos Lee, B.J. Upton, and Delmon Young.

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One Response to Rumor: Yankees interested in Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross

  1. Dr Ron says:

    I am beginning to think that Jeter's lower extremity injury has created a compensation forcing his upper body to act faster which is helping his hitting. His lower body is more stable allowing for his swing speed and timing to fall into the "sweet spot"

    It is clear that he needs an extended rest to fully recover and that won't happen anytime soon.

    This is what makes the captain a hall of famer

    Dr Ron

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