Robbie Ross, Jr., Relief Pitcher, Boston Red Sox, #28
Date of Birth: 6/24/1989
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky
Current Salary: $1,825,000
Nickname: The Lawnmower
Robbie Ross, Jr., relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was first drafted in 2008 by the Texas Rangers. He was a starting pitcher in the Rangers' minor league system from 2009 through 2011.
Ross pitched in 58 games from the Rangers' bullpen in 2012. He finished the season with a career low ERA of 2.22, 6 wins and no losses, and 47 strikeouts to 23 walks in 65.0 innings. The following season, he had career highs in games played (65) and strikeouts (58 to 19 walks). He had a 3.03 ERA in 62.1 innings.
In 2014, Ross pitched in 12 games as a starting pitcher and 15 games as a reliever with the Rangers. He finished with a 6.20 ERA in 78.1 innings.
The Rangers traded Ross to the Red Sox on January 27, 2015. He pitched in 54 games with the Red Sox in 2015 and he finished with a 3.86 ERA.
Ross pitched in 54 games with the Red Sox again in 2016. He finished the season with 3 wins and 2 losses, 56 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a 3.25 ERA in 55.1 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 0.1 innings in 1 game and he struck out one batter and walked none.
Career pitching statistics for Ross through 2016 include:
- 258 games played
- 321.2 innings pitched
- 16-12 win-loss record
- 6 saves
- 265 strikeouts to 115 walks
- 3.83 ERA