Friday, January 29, 2016

Sox And Robbie Ross, Jr. Agree On 1-Year, $1.25 M Deal

(USAToday Sports)
The Red Sox avoided arbitration and agreed with LHP Robbie Ross, Jr. on a one-year, $1.25 million contract—which could rise based on undisclosed incentives. The deal, however, is not guaranteed. The 26-year old Ross was pretty good last year—posting a 3.86 ERA over 60 2/3 innings (striking out 53 batters in 54 games). He was acquired from the Rangers for the (then) highly-touted Anthony Ranaudo (who had a 7.63 ERA last year for Texas). Ross will likely again be used to match up against lefties in mid- to-late-game situations. This is a solid, smart signing—making the 2016 bullpen even stronger.