SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Javier Lopez waited a long time for free agency. He was 33 years old. Hed missed qualifying the previouswinter by just five days of service time.
Free agent outfielder Cody Ross has signed with the Red Sox, according to a report.
A source told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the former Giant is heading to Boston.
The Giants wanted to bring Cody Ross back, but they wanted to do it on their terms.
Carlos Beltran, acquired by the Giants last season in a mid-year deal with the New York Mets for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, could be staying in the N.L. West in 2012.
And so it ended not with a bang or even a thud but a faint cellphone ring baseballs Winter Meetings turned out to be something that happened to other people.