According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the New York Mets have interest in right-handed hitting free agent outfielder Cody Ross. Ross, 31, has played all three outfield positions throughout his eight-year career, and he'd presumably see extended time in centerfield were he to sign with New York.
Ross spent 2011 with the San Francisco Giants, where he hit .240/.325/.405 with 14 home runs in 121 games. Baseball-Reference had him valued at 1.6 wins above replacement for the 2011 season. To date, he's a career .261/.323/.456 (105 OPS+) hitter in just over 2500 plate appearances.
Twitter / @jcrasnick: The #Mets have an interest ...
"The #Mets have an interest in free agent OF Cody Ross and are making a run at signing him, says a BB source"
Twitter / @jcrasnick: Cody Ross has 345 career s ...
"Cody Ross has 345 career starts in CF. He would be offensive upgrade over Andres Torres, who hit .221 in 112 games last year. #Mets"