Diamondbacks pick up outfielder Cody Ross
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Reporter- Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor
TUCSON (AP)- The Diamondbacks aren't done trading in the off-season, as it was announced Saturday night that outfielder Cody Ross has agreed to a three-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The deal reported to be worth $26 million and includes a club option with a $1 million buyout.
Ross, who turns 32 on Sunday and lives in nearby Scottsdale, adds to the abundance of outfielders on the Arizona roster, leading to speculation a trade might be coming. He batted .267 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs last season for the Boston Red Sox. He's a career .267 hitter in nine big league seasons.
The addition gives the Diamondbacks four veteran outfielders -- Ross, Justin Upton, Gerardo Parra and Jason Kubel -- along w/ Adam Eaton.
The Diamondbacks are now working to trade Kubel, according to sources. Upton also has been the subject of trade rumors this offseason.
The move marks a return to the NL West for Ross, who was a postseason star for the Giants in 2010.
Ross is a career .262 hitter with 122 homers and 452 RBIs in 887 games.