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Rockies “in contract talks” with outfielder Cody Ross

Dec 26, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Colorado seemingly had all the outfield depth it needs and then some after signing Michael Cuddyer, but apparently they’re not done pursuing right-handed hitting outfielders.

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Rockies are “in contract talks” with Cody Ross, whose market has proven lacking compared to his desire for a three-year contract.

Ross seems like a very odd fit for the Rockies, because they aready have Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler, and Carlos Gonzalez set as the starting outfield and have been shopping Seth Smith all offseason.

If they’re close to moving Smith then Ross could take his place on the roster, but that doesn’t change the fact that there won’t be much playing time to go around.

Ross hit .240 with 14 homers and a .730 OPS in 121 games for the Giants this past season, posting his worst production since 2006.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    The Netsuke has had enough playing time at or near sea level. In the immortal words of Levon Helm, it’s time for him to go chase that demon that lives out in the thin air.

  2. mojosmagic - Dec 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Guess he is off of roids.

    • Old Gator - Dec 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM

      Doesn’t matter. His hair ain’t coming back.

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