David Ross says he will return to Cubs in 2016

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David Ross told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this weekend that he will return to the Cubs for the 2016 season. The veteran catcher inked a two-year, $5 million free agent contract with Chicago in December 2014, so he’s simply honoring that.

Ross batted just .176/.267/.252 in 182 plate appearances during the 2015 regular season and he went hitless in the playoffs. He’s also 38 years old, going on 39.

But if clubhouse presence matters at all Ross ranks high in that category, and he’s a good match with the Cubs’ young mix.

Miguel Montero will return as the Cubs’ starting catcher and Ross is apparently going to remain the primary backup. What does that mean for Kyle Schwarber‘s future behind the plate?