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Report: Braves Extend Backup Catcher Ross Through 2012

According to MLB Trade Rumors and Ken Rosenthal, the Braves have reached an agreement with backup catcher David Ross on a two-year extension that would last through the 2012 season. The deal is reportedly worth $3.25 million: $1.625 million for each of the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Ross has been fantastic in his two seasons with Atlanta since signing a 2-year, $3 million contract before the 2009 season to serve as Brian McCann's backup. He has hit .272 in his season-and-two-thirds with the Braves, and posted a .378 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage in that time. He has also been excellent defensively, throwing out 47% of opposing base-stealers and rating highly in advanced defensive metrics.

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