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Player Profile: David Ross

Posted by m1fournier on May 11, 2009

ph_424325David Ross is the current backup catcher for the Atlanta Braves. He was born March 19, 1977 in Bainbridge, Georgia. Ross attended Auburn University, but later transfered in 1997 to the University of Florida, he is only a handful of players to have played in the College World Series with two different teams. He was drafted twice in the 7th round by the LA Dodgers,  but didn’t sign until the second time in 1998. He played with the Dodgers for 3 seasons before signing with Pittsburgh Pirates and then was traded to the San Diego Padres in 2005. Ross was then signed by the Cincinnati Reds, were he had his best years to date, and normally acted as the personal catcher for Bronson Arroyo.

After being released in 2008 by the Reds, he signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox, and didn’t see major league playing time until the end of August. Later released by the Sox, he signed with the Braves were he is now and acts as Brian McCann’s backup. So far this season for the Braves he is batting 298 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI’s. Ross played very well for the Braves while Brian McCann was on the DL, but is now the backup once again. It’s good to see Ross make the most of his playing time. I know the Braves are very excited that they have such an affective backup in case something happens to McCann again.

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