Ross, who was rumored to be headed to San Diego, has served as a backup throughout his career. His average has slipped in each of the last four seasons and dropped to .184 in 2014. It was his lowest mark in 10 years.
Peterson managed one hit in seven at-bats for the Athletics in 2013 and has not played since.
Lavarnway was hitless in 10 at-bats for the Red Sox in 2014 after missing extended time with a broken wrist.
Carter spent last season in Japan, pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He posted a 3.97 ERA over 45 1/3 innings.
The team has been linked to Ross a number of times this offseason, but that interest was expected to wane following the trade for Miguel Montero. Despite the fact that the organization already has Welington Castillo as a backup, the interest in Ross is still there. Ross is said to have a close relationship with pitcher Jon Lester, and that could play a role in his decision.
Ross hit .184 over 152 at-bats last year.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Starlin Castro , SS||.292|
|HR||Anthony Rizzo , 1B||32|
|RBI||Anthony Rizzo , 1B||78|
|OBP||Anthony Rizzo , 1B||.386|
|SLG||Anthony Rizzo , 1B||.527|
|R||Anthony Rizzo , 1B||89|
|SB||Arismendy Alcantara , CF||8|
|W||Jake Arrieta , SP||10|
|ERA||Travis Wood , SP||5.03|
|WHIP||Travis Wood , SP||1.53|
|K||Jake Arrieta , SP||167|
|SV||Hector Rondon , RP||29|
|Full Team Statistics|
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