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Cubs Name David Ross Special Assistant To Baseball Operations

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Fan favorite David Ross stays with Cubs even after hanging up his cleats

The Chicago Cubs kicked off Cubs Convention weekend with the social media announcement of the hiring of David Ross as a special assistant to baseball operations.

“In his new role with the organization, Ross will contribute to all elements within the club’s baseball operations department, including major league operations, player development, pro scouting and work within the front office. He will also assist in evaluating amateur players leading up to the draft among additional responsibilities and opportunities throughout the year.” -Cubs Press Release

Ross spent the last 15 years in major league baseball across seven different team. He has earned two World Series rings with the help of the 2013 Boston Red Sox and the 2016 “Curse-Breaking” Chicago Cubs. Ross over the years wasn’t known for putting up big numbers on the field but rather his expertise as a clubhouse guy. He became a fan favorite and grew a big following in Chicago where they donned him, “Grandpa Rossy.” He might become most memorable on the north side for his World Series pinch hit home run in Game 7.

Chicago, there is plenty more David Ross sightings to be seen around Wrigley Field.

“Rossy” spent the last two seasons with the Cubs. He was brought over to be a personal catcher to Jon Lester, and to mentor the Cubs younger catchers. David Ross made a career out of being a back-up catcher because of his heart and love for the game of baseball. It was never about the numbers that Ross put up or the awards that he won, it was his passion for the game of baseball and love for his teammates that made every Chicago Cubs fan, and every baseball fan in general, fall in love with David Ross.