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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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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

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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

Rangers acquired LHP Ross Detwiler from the Nationals in exchange for INF Chris Bostick and RHP Abel de los Santos.

The trade was reported earlier Thursday and has now become official. Detwiler was forced to the bullpen last season due to the Nats' crowded rotation, but the Rangers will use him as a starter. The lefty doesn't miss bats but holds a 3.55 ERA in 364 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rangers have acquired left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Nationals for two minor leaguers.

One of the minor leaguers is a pitcher and the other is an infielder. Detwiler served as a reliever in 2014 for the Nationals, but he should get another chance to start in Texas. The 29-year-old southpaw has a cool 3.55 ERA in 364 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season, though he doesn't miss many bats. That could be an issue in pitcher-friendly Arlington.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 03:51:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Nationals are engaged in talks with multiple teams about Ross Detwiler.

Detwiler served as a reliever this past season, and he would presumably be worth more to teams that view him as a starter. The left-hander had a 4.00 ERA in 63 innings of relief in 2014. Detwiler will be a free agent after the 2015 season.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Nationals are willing to move Ross Detwiler to teams that value him as a starter.

The hope is that this will allow them to maximize the return. Detwiler pitched exclusively out of the Nats' bullpen this past season and posted a 4.00 ERA and 39/21 K/BB ratio over 63 innings, but he has shown flashes of potential as a starter.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Ross Detwiler is not on the Nationals' NLDS roster.

Detwiler finished strong but overall was quite ordinary in a move to the bullpen this season, posting a 4.00 ERA with just 39 strikeouts over 63 frames. Scott Hairston was also left off the roster.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Ross Detwiler earned his first career save in the Nationals' defeat of the Cubs on Saturday.

It was of the three-inning variety. Detwiler did not allow a hit or a walk over those three frames, fanning two. He lowered his ERA from 4.36 to 4.00 with the outing.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Monday that Ross Detwiler will begin the season in the bullpen.

Detwiler probably has more upside than Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark, but the Nats have decided that he'd be better utilized as the second left-hander in their bullpen. Williams said Detwiler was "not happy" to hear the news, but the skipper thinks the southpaw can be "special" in relief.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Ross Detwiler is scheduled to throw one inning in Wednesday's game, with Taylor Jordan getting the start.

All three of Detwiler's previous Grapefruit League appearances have been starts, so it could be a sign that he's being transitioned over to a bullpen role. There's been speculation that this could happen, as Jerry Blevins is the only established left-hander in the Nationals' bullpen. It looks like the Nats' fifth starter will either be Jordan or Tanner Roark.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Ross Detwiler turned in an improved outing Thursday, allowing one run over 3 2/3 innings against the Mets.

He gave up three hits, walked one and struck out two. Both Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark have outpitched Detwiler so far this spring, but if Detwiler finishes strong from here, the fifth spot in the rotation should be his.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Ross Detwiler allowed one run and six hits in two-plus innings Saturday against the Braves.

All six hits were singles. The last came to start the third, and Detwiler was immediately removed in favor of Taylor Jordan. Detwiler has a 10.80 ERA after two starts as he battles Jordan and Tanner Roark for a rotation spot. He entered camp as the favorite, but that's in doubt right now.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 04:39:00 PM

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DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
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