Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
After passing on free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, the Philadelphia Phillies are turning their attention to corner outfield option Cody Ross.
The 31-year-old Ross spent last season with the Boston Red Sox, delivering a .267/.326/.481 slash line to go with 22 home runs in 528 plate appearances. His 2012 performance was his best since becoming a full-time starting for the Marlins in 2008.
Nick Swisher could also be an option for Philadelphia, though signing the former Yankee would cost the Phillies the No. 16 pick in June's draft. Ichiro Suzuki recently turned down a two-year, $14 million offer from Philadelphia to stay with the Yankees.