Tuesday January 24, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Free agent outfielder Cody Ross is ready to join the Boston Red Sox. How do we know? Twitter, of course.

Ross, 31, said he is looking forward to meeting Red Sox fans in one tweet and, in other tweet, he tells Marlins fans to come see him him play when the Red Sox are in south Florida. (Ross played for the Marlins from 2006 to part of the 2010 season).

The Giants picked Ross off waivers in August of 2010 in a wonderful move for San Francisco. Ross batted .294 in the post-season with five home runs and 10 RBI, helping lead the Giants to the World Series title.

Ross struggled last season, hitting .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI.

A right-handed batter, Ross can serve a few purposes for Boston. He can play left field until Carl Crawford is fully recovered from wrist surgery. And he can also platoon in right field with left-handed hitting Ryan Sweeney.



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