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Cody Joseph Ross (born December 23, 1980) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He previously played with the Detroit Tigers (2003), Los Angeles Dodgers (2005–2006), Cincinnati Reds (2006), and Florida Marlins (2006–2010). Ross is one of the few major league position players who bat right-handed and throw left-handed.

Ross was born in Portales, New Mexico, and played high school baseball in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In his early life, he wanted to be a rodeo clown, with his father being a professional bull rider.

Ross was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2003, Ross was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year. The following offseason, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Steve Colyer.

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