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Braves want to re-sign David Ross

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The backup catcher has been reliable and now could be necessary as Brian McCann recovers from shoulder surgery.

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

While talk over the status of starting Braves catcher Brian McCann is just one of the topics dominating Atlanta's offseason, there is the matter of backup David Ross, a reliable role player for the Braves who had a huge night for Atlanta (3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI) in their one-game wild-card loss to St. Louis:

Ross has been solid in his role with Atlanta, especially the 2012 season, his fourth in a Braves uniform. He hit .256/.321/.449 with nine home runs in 196 at-bats. The additional motivation for Atlanta to resign Ross is also McCann's health, as shoulder surgery could keep the All-Star from being ready in time for Opening Day. Fox Sports reported on Tuesday that the Braves would pick up the one-year option on McCann's contract.

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