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