fbpx

Texas Rangers sign former All-Star Tyson Ross to minor league deal

Apr 24, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Former All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.

Ross, 33, didn’t play in 2020 after being released by the San Francisco Giants.

Ross was a solid starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres in 2014-15 when he won 23 games and recorded 407 strikeouts in 391 innings during the two-season span. He was an All-Star in 2014.

Ross pitched in just one game in 2016 due to shoulder issues. He underwent thoracic outlet surgery after the season and wasn’t tendered a contract for 2017, which allowed him to become a free agent.

Related: MLB power rankings – Best MLB teams clash in exciting Week 16 slate

He pitched for the Rangers in 2017 and split the 2018 season between the Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. In 2019, Ross went 1-5 with a 6.11 ERA in seven starts for the Detroit Tigers.

Overall, Ross is 44-70 with a 4.04 ERA in 203 career appearances (142 starts). He began his career with the Oakland Athletics (2010-12) before being traded to the Padres prior to the 2013 season.

–Field Level Media