David Ross isn’t going anywhere.
Despite retiring as a player after the Cubs’ historic World Series run, Ross will remain in Chicago as the team’s new special assistant to baseball operations.
Ross’ duties will include major league operations, player development, pro scouting and work within the Cubs’ front office, according to the team. He also will play a role in evaluating amateur players.
Welcome back @D_Ross3!
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 13, 2017
Ross played at Auburn in 1996 and 1997 before transferring to Florida, where he played the 1998 season. He made the College World Series with both teams and was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 19th round of the 1998 draft.
He spent 15 years in the majors and was a lifetime .229 hitter.