The team has been mentioned for just about every big-name position player this winter, so it's not really a surprise for them to be in on Ross. Ross would be less productive, but also less expensive, than Nick Swisher, who also has been mentioned as a possibility for the club.
The 31-year-old Ross hit .267/.326/.481 in 528 plate appearances with the Red Sox last season. He was a much better hitter when facing left-handed pitching, putting up a .295/.373/.636 slash line against them. Ross made just $3.1 million last season, and was said to be seeking a three-year, $25 million deal earlier in the offseason.