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Ross Detwiler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers placed LHP Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 15, with left shoulder inflammation.
Detwiler began feeling soreness in his shoulder following Thursday's outing against the Royals. It doesn't appear that he has any structural damage, but how long he's sidelined is up in the air at this point. The Rangers haven't announced who will take his spot in the rotation on Wednesday. May 17 - 12:44 PM

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Ross Detwiler struggled again on Thursday, allowing three runs on nine hits over five innings against the Royals.

Technically, this was better than his last start, in which he gave up five runs in four innings to the Rays, but the bottom line is that Detwiler just isn't pitching well. In Thursday's contest, the Royals racked up nine hits while he was on the mound. That they only managed to turn those into three runs shouldn't be the takeaway here. Detwiler struck out three and walked one in the outing. He holds a 6.95 ERA, a 1.87 WHIP and a 22/15 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. His next start could be a troublesome one, as he's scheduled to take on the Red Sox at Fenway.
May 14 - 5:20 PM

Ross Detwiler struggled on Saturday, allowing five runs in four innings against the Rays.

Evan Longoria torched Detwiler in the first inning with a three-run home run. The Rays would go on to score another three runs in the fifth inning when Steven Souza homered, with two of the runners Detwiler's responsibility. The start was a disappointment, especially given that he had just come off of a stellar seven-inning outing against the Astros. One step forward, two steps back for the 29-year-old southpaw. Detwiler will take his bloated 7.22 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 19/14 K/BB ratio (28 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Royals next time out.
May 9 - 9:32 PM

Ross Detwiler was terrific in a no-decision on Monday against the Astros, giving up just one run in seven innings of work.

Detwiler matched opposing starter Dallas Keuchel pitch-for-pitch through seven innings. He limited the Astros to just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. It's easily his best outing of the season, as he had otherwise been a disaster in the starting rotation. He has a 6.57 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, and a 17/11 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. Detwiler will take on the Rays on the road next.
May 4 - 11:06 PM

Ross Detwiler allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

The fourth inning was Detwiler's undoing, as he allowed a leadoff triple to Nelson Cruz before Rickie Weeks hit a solo home run two batters later. Detwiler gave up five hits and two walks in all, striking out five. It hasn't been pretty for the left-hander -- he's now 0-3 with an 8.66 ERA and 2.59 WHIP on the year -- but perhaps he can carry over the decent start when the Rangers travel to face the Astros next week.
Apr 28 - 10:59 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with Ross Detwiler prior to Tuesday's game to tell him that "there’s no less commitment to him" as a starter despite his struggles.

Detwiler has allowed five runs in each of his first three starts and went just 2 1/3 innings in his last outing, but the Rangers aren't considering removing him from the rotation at this point. "Reassured him that there’s no less commitment to him either," Banister said. "Where is he at, where is his mindset, what is he working on. How can we help him best to improve?" It's certainly possible that the Rangers would be moving on from Detwiler if they had a worthwhile option, but their depth is extremely lacking. The lefty will be given the chance to rebound.
Apr 22 - 10:48 AM

Ross Detwiler was abused over 2 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk.

Detwiler also failed to record a strikeout in the abbreviated outing. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Nelson Cruz blasting a pair of home runs and Austin Jackson adding on a solo shot. With an 11.68 ERA and 2.51 WHIP through three starts, it's very possible that this is the final start Detwiler makes for the Rangers.
Apr 19 - 7:58 PM

Ross Detwiler allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings as he took the loss Monday against the Angels.

Detwiler had pitched well until the fifth inning, when he served up a pair of two-run home runs to Collin Cowgill and David Freese to fall behind 5-3. Overall, he gave up eight hits, walked four, and struck out three. His first two starts have been subpar but the Rangers don't have any better options at the moment. Detwiler is irrelevant in mixed leagues and very risky in AL-only leagues.
Apr 13 - 11:51 PM

Ross Detwiler allowed eight runs (six earned) on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings during Wednesday's 10-0 loss to the A's.

Ouch. The lefty struck out two and walked two in the contest, which turned into a laugher. The A's ripped it open in the third inning, scoring five runs. The big blow was a three-run triple by first baseman Mark Canha. Detwiler worked exclusively out of the bullpen in 2014, so it might take a few starts for him to work his way back into a starting mentality, but another start or two like this and there's going to be some rumbling about his place in the rotation. He's never averaged more than 5.8 K/9 in a given season and while his ERA has consistently fallen under 4.00 throughout his career, he's not mixed-league relevant and has little use in AL-only leagues until he puts up steadier starting numbers.
Apr 9 - 1:32 AM

Ross Detwiler did not allow a run to the Mets in his one inning of work on Saturday.

Detwiler allowed a single to David Wright, but that was all she wrote. He also recorded a strikeout. 12 of his 18 pitches went for strikes. The lefty was recently awarded the fourth spot in the Rangers' rotation. Detwiler's career K/9 of 5.4 isn't going to scare anybody, but his highest single-season ERA since 2011 was just 4.04 and he might be a viable waiver-wire pick-up during the season for owners who need a filler starter in deeper AL-only leagues.
Apr 4 - 5:14 PM

Ross Detwiler has secured the fourth spot in the Rangers' starting rotation.

Meanwhile, the fifth spot remains up for grabs. Detwiler, who was acquired from the Nationals over the winter, owns a a 3.55 ERA in 364 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season and should have some relevance in AL-only leagues.
Mar 26 - 5:55 PM

Ross Detwiler (wrist) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Detwiler suffered a bruise on his wrist last Friday when he got struck by a line drive during an appearance in a Cactus League game. It's obviously not a big deal. The left-handed starter should carry some value this season in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Mar 16 - 12:19 PM

Ross Detwiler was hit on the wrist by a line drive during Friday's Cactus League game against the Giants, though precautionary X-rays came back negative.

The veteran right-hander appears to have avoided an injury scare and should return to action shortly. He tossed a pair of scoreless innings in relief, allowing a pair of hits and a walk while punching out two. He's vying for a spot in the Rangers rotation and could make for an intriguing option in AL-only formats if he succeeds.
Mar 13 - 8:16 PM

Ross Detwiler allowed one run on four hits over 2 2/3 innings in a Cactus League win over the Brewers Saturday.

Detwiler struck out two in the outing. With Yu Darvish dangerously close to needing Tommy John surgery, the southpaw appears primed for a starting rotation spot to open the season. Detwiler, acquired from the Nationals over the winter, didn't make a start in 2014 after making 13 for the Nats in 2012.
Mar 7 - 6:27 PM

Rangers and LHP Ross Detwiler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

Detwiler made $3 million last season and will get a nice little raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander doesn't miss bats but holds a 3.55 ERA in 364 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season. He'll open 2015 in the Rangers' rotation.
Jan 16 - 12:04 PM

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