Cody Ross, Arizona Diamondback - Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
Cody Ross reportedly agrees to deal with Arizona
Cody Ross has reportedly agreed to a three year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ross, a free agent corner outfielder, recently met with the Rangers front office, with Texas having some degree of interest in Ross potentially filling at least a part-time OF/DH role. I don't think the Rangers were interested in signing Ross to a three year deal, however.
Ross to the D-Backs is particularly intriguing, given that the Diamondbacks have been seen as having a surplus of outfielders, with Justin Upton, Jason Kubel, Gerardo Parra and Adam Eaton all in place, which led to the giveaway of Chris Young earlier this offseason.
Given that the Rangers don't really have a DH at this point, and given that both David Murphy and Mitch Moreland need to sit against lefthanded starters, the Rangers will probably continue to search for a righthanded COF/1B/DH option, with Scott Hairston being the guy who is most interesting to me.
Of course, this could also be the trigger for consummating the much-rumored Upton-to-Texas trade.
UPDATE -- Jim Bowden says it is a 3 year, $26 million deal with a club option that includes a $1 million buyout. So Ross is getting $9 million per year.