Red Sox sign former NLCS MVP Ross to one-year deal

The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Cody Ross year contract on Thursday.

Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI over 121 games with San Francisco last season.

An in-season acquisition in 2010, Ross earned MVP honors for the National League Championship Series as the Giants went on to win a World Series title.

The 31-year-old has played in 757 game over eight major league seasons with the Tigers, Dodgers, Reds, Marlins and Giants. He is a career .261 hitter with 100 homers and 371 RBI.

To make room for Ross on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated pitcher Scott Atchison for assignment.

The 35-year-old right-hander posted a 3.26 earned run average in 17 relief appearances over six stints with Boston in 2011.