Cody Ross rumors: Mets, Phillies may be among "multiple teams" targeting outfielder

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

After talks with the Red Sox went nowhere, Ross is now being pursued by several clubs.

Veteran outfielder Cody Ross never closed in on a deal with the Boston Red Sox before hitting the free agent market, and is now garnering interest from "multiple teams", reports Rob Bradford of WEEI:

"It hasn’t been really what I would say close," said Ross…

"They had a ton of opportunities. We talked about this back in July and we couldn’t work anything out up until the deadline. Now it only makes sense to listen to other teams."

As Friday evening’s negotiating deadline passed, the Red Sox had not made a qualifying offer to the 31-year-old Ross, making his path to sign elsewhere much easier. Ross expressed to Bradford his surprise at not working out something with Boston prior to Saturday, but expressed that he would still love to return if it works out that way.

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are two teams that could target the veteran outfielder, according to various sources. The righty slugger was Boston’s most durable and reliable outfielder in 2012, hitting .267/.326/.481 with twenty-two home runs in one hundred thirty games.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker