Cody Ross and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a three-year contract worth $26 million on Saturday.
Ross, who turned 32 on Sunday and lives in nearby Scottsdale, hit .267 with 22 homers and 81 RBIs last season for Boston.
"Could not be happier to be in the Dbacks family! Truly Blessed!" Ross posted on his Twitter account.
The addition gives Arizona four veteran outfielders -- Ross, Justin Upton, Gerardo Parra and Jason Kubel -- and youngsters Adam Eaton and A.J. Pollock.
Ross had brief stints with Detroit, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati before becoming a full-time major leaguer with the Florida Marlins. Ross was claimed by the Giants off waivers in August 2010 and was MVP of that year's NLCS.
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly and players association special counsel Steve Fehr spoke on the telephone but didn't make plans to meet face to face.
There's been very little contact last week between the sides. The lockout, entering Day 99, is threatening to wipe out the entire season. All games through Jan. 14 have been called off. That's 625 games -- more than 50 percent of the schedule.
Commissioner Gary Bettman says he doesn't want a season shorter than 48 games per team, the amount played after a lockout ended in 1995. The full 2004-05 season was lost to a lockout.
Tomasz Adamek (48-2) won a split decision over Steve Cunningham (25-5) in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator at Bethlehem, Pa. Adamek advanced to fight Kubrat Pulev, with the winner taking on champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Lionel Messi polished off his record year with his 91st goal in Barcelona's 3-1 win at Valladolid.
He finished 2012 with 79 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina. Messi broke Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record of 85 goals for Bayern Munich and West Germany.
Wins in the 500, 1,500 and 3,000 meters along with a fifth place in the 1,000 at the U. S. short-track speedskating championships helped JR Celski lock up the national title.
Lana Gehring won the women's title at Kearns, Utah.
McPhie also won the season-opening event last week in Finland.