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Door not closed on possible return for Ross

Door not closed on possible return for Ross

Door not closed on possible return for Ross
BOSTON -- Outfielder Cody Ross and the Red Sox aren't talking on a daily basis about a reprise in 2013.

"We have not closed the door by any means," general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday. "I have not had a conversation recently with him, but no, we have not closed the door."

Ross, who turns 32 on Sunday, reportedly met with the Rangers on Tuesday. He was a strong fit in Fenway Park, and the Red Sox would seem to have room to add another outfielder, depending on expectations around Jonny Gomes and Ryan Kalish.

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Meanwhile, the Sox still expect Jacoby Ellsbury to be their center fielder in 2013 -- despite reports and rumors that, because he is a free agent following next season and is a Scott Boras client, Ellsbury could be shopped.

"Nothing's changed on that," Cherington said.

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