Aug 26, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT
And now it seems that progress has been made.
According to beat writer Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, the Red Sox have informed Ross directly that they want him back and a contract extension could be finalized before the end of the season.
Ross, 31, signed a bargain one-year, $3 million deal this past winter. He’s currently batting .276/.339/.520 with 19 home runs, 26 doubles and 63 RBI through 388 plate appearances.
Cafardo suggested last week that Ross could seek a contract in the area of three years and $21 million.
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