Red Sox Rumors: Boston Considering Extension for Cody Ross

August 31, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Cody Ross (7) plays catch with his son before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Outfielder Cody Ross would like to remain with the Boston Red Sox, and there are indications that the club is potentially interested in signing the free agent-to-be to a long-term extension, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:

Ross, who entered Saturday’s game against the A’s hitting .278 with 19 homers and 67 RBIs, said the Sox have not begun negotiating a new deal with him. But there are signs, based on conversations he has had with the higher-ups, that they would like to work out a longer-term deal.

In a season that many Red Sox fans would like to forget, Ross has been one of the teams’ few bright spots. After signing a one-year deal with the club this offseason, the 31-year-old has hit .275/.338/.504 with twenty-seven doubles and nineteen home runs.

Cafardo speculates that his impressive numbers could earn Ross a new contract similar to the three-year, $27 million deal Josh Willingham signed with the Minnesota Twins this offseason.

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Should the Red Sox re-sign Ross?

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