World Series hero David Ross returns to the Cubs in a front-office role

BY Chris Bahr • January 14, 2017

David Ross just couldn’t stay away. Two months after helping lead the Cubs to their first World Series championship in 108 years, the majors' most beloved backup catcher is back with the franchise – as a special assistant to baseball operations.

Ross, 39, had one of the all-time storybook endings to his playing career, getting carried off the field after homering earlier in the Cubs’ decisive Game 7 win over the Indians.

David Ross

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As for his new responsibilities? He’s still a bit sketchy on those details.

"I don't even know what I'm doing," Ross told "It's going to be a learning process for me, just getting to see what's behind the curtain really. I feel like there's a hall-of-fame front office and a relationship with guys who I have a bond with. They offered to help me grow in my baseball knowledge and try to learn different aspects of what goes on in the organization. I'm really going to be listening. My ears are open."

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