OF Cody Ross and Diamondbacks agree to 3-year deal

OF Cody Ross and Diamondbacks agree to 3-year deal

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Cody Ross #7 of the Boston Red Sox singles and drives in a run against the New York Yankees during their game on October 3, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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by Bob Baum, Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 26 at 7:09 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cody Ross and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a three-year contract with a club option for 2016.

The team announced the deal Saturday.

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 with two youngsters the organization has deemed ready for the majors: Adam Eaton and A.J. Pollock.

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