A’s reportedly sign Cody Ross
Veteran Cody Ross will reportedly join the A’s after he clears waivers Wednesday, giving the club added outfield depth in the absence of Coco Crisp, who is expected to rehab from elbow surgery for at least six weeks.
The club has not confirmed the signing.
Ross was released by the D-backs on Saturday and was due $9.5 million, nearly all of which Arizona will cover, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The A’s will only be responsible for a pro-rated portion of the minimum salary, per the report.
Ross suffered a dislocated hip in late 2013 and underwent surgery. When he returned last season, he hit just .252/.306/.322 with two home runs in 219 plate appearances for the D-backs.
The 34-year-old outfielder has a .263 career average, including .294 against lefties, and has already played with seven clubs in 11 Major League seasons. He’s considered to be an excellent clubhouse presence.
Upon Ross’ arrival, the A’s are likely to option outfielder Billy Burns to Triple-A Nashville.