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Do Braves Have Interest In Marlins' Cody Ross?

The latest rumor comes from a Tweet by Buster Olney of ESPN:

Heard this:Braves continue to have interest in Cody Ross,who is one of three players the Marlins have made available;Cantu,Robertson others.

Ross has some plus side. He's right-handed and can play center field, which would complement Nate McLouth, but don't the Braves have Melky Cabrera who can do that? Here are the stats for Cody Ross this year:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Cody Ross 87 330 45 93 19 2 7 46 21 69 8 1 .282 .332 .415


The Braves seem to have been linked to Ross each of the last few years (much like Corey Hart). While he would be a decent bat, he doesn't necessarily represent the "major upgrade" that the Braves were reportedly looking for, so I wonder about the validity of this rumor.

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