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.