Cubs’ Ross hints at retirement after 2016 season
For Chicago Cubs' catcher David Ross, it appears retirement is on the horizon for the 14-year MLB veteran.
In an interview with MLB Network Radio, Ross eluded that the 2016 season will likely be his last.
“I think this is probably going to be it for me,” he told MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM. “Time to be a dad. I'm going to give it one more run”
In 72 games for the Cubs, Ross hit .176 driving in only nine runs. With his playing time coming mostly in games which Jon Lester started, Ross' defensive abilities somewhat made up for what he lacked at the plate.
While Ross was in a part-time role for the Cubs, the team will need to focus more attention at the position for the future. Top prospect Wilson Contreras is currently making his way through the minors and could be ready for the 2017 season after Ross' possible departure. Likely, this could have been the plan for the Cubs all along as Ross' contract was a two-year deal signed prior to the 2015 season. For 2016, the Cubs, will continue to give Kyle Schwarber time behind the plate to develop his skills along with placing him in left field.