Cubs reach deal with C Ross

Dec 23, 2014 - 11:37 PM Chicago, IL ( - The Chicago Cubs continued to overhaul the catcher's spot by agreeing to terms with veteran David Ross on a two-year contract.

Ross has caught nearly 700 games over 13 major league seasons, the last two of which were spent with the Boston Red Sox. The 37-year-old hit just .184 in 50 games last season, but had seven home runs in 171 at-bats.

Over 744 career games, Ross owns a .233 average with 95 homers and 273 RBI.

Ross is expected to serve as a right-handed hitting complement to Miguel Montero, whom the Cubs acquired from Arizona at the recent Winter Meetings. Chicago also still has last season's starter, Welington Castillo, currently on the roster.

Tuesday's signing reunites Ross with new Cubs ace Jon Lester, as the two were teammates on the Red Sox prior to Lester's trade to Oakland last July.

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