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No. 19: David Ross, C

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Two stints on the disabled list with concussions made for a trying summer for Ross, but the veteran catcher has added just what the Sox sought when they signed him last winter: a stabilizing presence for the pitching staff, a trusted mentor for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and a catcher still eminently capable of shutting down a running game. -- Edes