5 years ago

Diamondbacks signed OF Cody Ross to a three-year, $26 million contract.

The deal includes an option for a fourth year with a $1 million buyout. The 31-year-old outfielder is coming off a very strong 2012 campaign in which he hit .267/.326/.481 with 22 homers and 81 RBI. His signing likely precludes a trade of either Jason Kubel or Justin Upton, as the D'Backs appear set to let Adam Eaton open the season as their regular center fielder.