Tyson Ross, Starting Pitcher, Texas Rangers

Date of Birth: 4/22/1987
Birthplace: Berkeley, California
College: University of California at Berkeley
Current Salary: $6,000,000

Tyson Ross, starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2008. He pitched in the Athletics' minor league system through part of 2012. He finished his minor league career with a 22-17 record and a 4.26 ERA.

Ross started as a relief pitcher for the Athletics, pitching out of the bullpen in 26 games in 2010 and in 9 games in 2011. In 2012, he was both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher, playing in 18 games and finishing the season with a 2-11 record and a 6.50 ERA.

In November, 2012, the Athletics traded Ross to the San Diego Padres. He was both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in 2013, pitching 125.0 innings in 35 games. He finished the season with a 3-8 record and a 3.17 ERA. As a starting pitcher in 2014, he had a 13-14 record, 195 strikeouts to 72 walks, and a 2.81 ERA in 195.2 innings in 31 games.

Ross pitched in 33 games with the Padres in 2015. He finished the season with a 10-12 record, 212 strikeouts to 84 walks, and a 3.26 ERA in 196.0 innings.

Ross spent most of the 2016 season on the DL. He pitched just 5.1 innings in 1 game with the Padres.

Ross became a free agent on December 2, 2016. He signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Rangers on January 19, 2017.

Career pitching statistics for Ross through 2016 include:

  • 153 games played
  • 670.2 innings pitched
  • 32-53 win-loss record
  • 633 strikeouts to 271 walks
  • 3.64 ERA

Personal Life

Ross' brother Joe plays minor league ball with the Washington Nationals.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Tyson Ross
ESPN - Tyson Ross