Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Boston Red Sox and Cody Ross have agreed on a one year contract worth $3 million, plus bonuses. The terms make it almost impossible for the deal to be a bad one for the Red Sox.
As a right handed batter, Ross is far superior against left handed pitching, but with Carl Crawford questionable to start the season on the active roster, he will most likely be given the chance to be an everyday player on the team in the early going, but will most likely to be called upon to platoon with Ryan Sweeney as the year goes on.
I assume that the real reason Boston signed Ross is that they expect to face Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series this coming season.
Over his career, Ross has amassed a .349 OBP, .563 SLG and a .384 wOBA against left handed pitching. Unfortunately, against right handed pitching, his numbers look like this: .313 OBP, .414 SLG and a .317 wOBA. He ranked 50th last season in fWAR among outfielders.