A's add outfielder Cody Ross following release by Arizona

Apr 8, 2015 8:13 PM by Ross Field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Free agent outfielder Cody Ross has agreed to terms with the Oakland Athletics after his release by Arizona last weekend.

The A' have yet to make a corresponding roster move but planned to do so before Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers.

It's a cost-efficient move for Oakland, which will only be responsible for the pro-rated portion of the $507,500 league minimum. Ross was guaranteed $8.5 million this year as part of his contract with Arizona.

Ross' stay in the East Bay won't necessarily be long-term, given right fielder Josh Reddick is expected to return Saturday from a stint on the disabled list with an oblique injury.

The 34-year-old Ross, the NL Championship Series MVP for the San Francisco Giants in 2010, batted .256 with six RBIs in 16 games during spring training before his release Saturday. He played in 83 games last year with two stints on the DL, batting .252 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.

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