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Cody Ross' dislike of RF could be why he didn't return to Red Sox

Cody Ross has made no secret that he doesn't like to play right field. Could it be the reason why he didn't resign with the Boston Red Sox?

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Cody Ross signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks recently, and the team is most likely going to make him their starting center fielder.

What's interesting about that, as The Boston Globe reports, is that Ross expressed his preference of playing center field over right field, the position he would have most likely been playing had he stayed in Boston.

At his introductory press conference in Arizona, Ross made it no secret that right field is his least favorite position to play, despite the fact that he plays it well. The Globe feels that it could be a reason why Boston only offered him two years, which wound up with them losing a bidding war to the Diamondbacks.

Last year, Ross hit .267 with 22 HR and 81 RBI for the Red Sox. He has hit .262 during his nine-year MLB career where he has averaged 22 HR and 83 RBI per season.