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Published: January 3, 2012
Cody Ross joined the San Francisco Giants in August of 2010 after being waived by the Florida Marlins and then somehow became an offensive powerhouse for the rest of the regular season and throughout the postseason. He brought in two of the team’s winning runs in the team’s three victories in NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. He hammered two homers off of Roy Halladay in the first game of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies and went on to be the MVP of that series, batting .350, as the Giants went on to win the World Series against the Texas Rangers.
That kind of offensive power didn’t stick with him for the 2011 season. He hit .240 with 14 homers and 25 doubles in 121 games for the Giants this past season. And now the 31-year-old veteran of five teams is looking for a new home.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Braves have some interest in Ross but “would want the price to keep coming down.” The word from the AJC is that Ross “wants something in the neighborhood of the two-year, $10 million deal that Dave DeJesus got” from the Chicago Cubs. But it’s hard to see that happening.
The paper also notes that Ross is said to be talking to the Oakland Athletics about a possible deal.