BOSTON -- The Red Sox have bolstered their catching situation by signing David Ross to a two-year, $6.2 million deal that is pending a physical, MLB.com has confirmed.
The free-agent deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
A right-handed hitter with 11 years of Major League experience and a strong reputation on defense, Ross serves as a strong complement to Jarrod Saltalamacchia and could give the Red Sox one of the most productive catching tandems in the American League.
Though Saltalamacchia is a switch-hitter, he is far stronger from the left side. Saltalmacchia belted 25 home runs for the Red Sox in 2012.
The big question this signing leaves is where it leaves prospect Ryan Lavarnway, a right-handed power hitter who didn't perform well with the bat while getting a lot of playing time for Boston late in '12.