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Report: Red Sox sign backup catcher David Ross

St. Louis Cardinals' Adron Chambers (56) crosses home plate after a bad throw from Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) as Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross (8) tries to make the catch during the seventh inning of the National League wild card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
David Ross appeared in 62 games for the Braves in 2012. AP

The Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has reported.

Ross was a backup catcher in Atlanta the past four seasons, and he played between 54 and 62 games each season. He was with the Red Sox in 2008 and played eight games in the majors and six at Pawtucket.

Rosenthal reports the deal, contingent on Ross passing a physical, is for two years and $6.2 million.

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Ross, 35, hit .256 in 176 at-bats last season. He is a career .238 hitter with a .769 OPS.

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