Giants fan favorite Cody Ross is leaving for Beantown. The outfielder signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Ross will have to undergo a physical to make the deal final. The Giants decided not to re-sign Ross earlier this off season.
Ross joined the Giants in 2010 right at the tail end of the team’s World Championship season. He was awarded to the Giants in a waiver claim in late August that season.
The Giants were simply trying to keep him away from the San Diego Padres. Both teams were in a dogfight for the National League West pennant at the time.
The Giants ended up getting a postseason hero. Ross started all four games of the National League Divisional Series against the Braves. He had the game winning RBI in two of the games.
Ross topped that performance in the 2010 National League Championship series. He won series MVP after hitting .350 with three home runs and five RBI. Ross finished the 2011 season with a .240 average and 14 home runs with the Giants. He has exactly 100 home runs in his career.
Ross celebrated his addition to the Red Sox while saying goodbye to San Francisco fans on Twitter. He tweeted
, “Thank you SF Giants fans you’re amazing. Looking forward to meeting the Red Sox Nation fans.”
Published at 8:01 AM PDT on Jan 24, 2012