Braves rumors: Atlanta interested in Cody Ross

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Ross could provide the outfield help the Braves are seeking, if they're willing to pay the price.

Seemingly out of the hunt for Torii Hunter, the Atlanta Braves have shown interest in acquiring another righty-hitting veteran, outfielder Cody Ross, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports:

The Atlanta Braves, looking to add an outfield bat, have interest in signing free-agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to a major-league source.

With Torii Hunter likely choosing between the Rangers and Tigers, the Braves are pursuing another of the top right-handed bats on the market.

Ross is rumored to be seeking a deal in the range of three years, and $25 million, a far cry from the $3 million in salary he made this past season. Ross put up solid numbers in his lone season with the Red Sox, hitting .267/.326/.481 with twenty-two home runs in one hundred thirty games, but teams may still balk at his high price tag.

Ross is believed to have a good relationship with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez from their time together with the Florida Marlins, which could play a factor in Atlanta's pursuit of the veteran outfielder. If the Braves do land Ross, he would most likely take over in left field for Martin Prado, who is moving to third base.

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