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Ross Detwiler | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Braves signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a one-year contract.
He'll make a prorated portion of the veteran minimum. Detwiler didn't work out with the Rangers, getting released after holding a 7.12 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 17 appearances. He's worth a no-risk gamble, though, since he had some solid years with the Nationals. Jul 17 - 4:36 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have signed Ross Detwiler.

It's presumably a major league contract, although it doesn't appear the deal has been finalized yet. Detwiler was released by the Rangers earlier this month after putting up an ugly 7.12 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 17 appearances. He had some success in his days with the Nationals, though, and is worth a shot at the league minimum.
Jul 17 - 2:41 PM

Rangers released LHP Ross Detwiler.

Detwiler was designated for assignment by the Rangers on July 11, but he refused to head to Triple-A Round Rock and will now hit the free agent market. The 29-year-old left-hander was 0-5 with a 7.12 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 17 outings (seven starts, 10 relief appearances) this season for Texas.
Jul 15 - 4:36 PM

Rangers designated LHP Ross Detwiler for assignment.

Roman Mendez was called up from Triple-A Round Rock to take his roster spot. The left-hander has struggled to an 0-5 record with a brutal 7.08 ERA in 17 appearances this year. Detwiler shouldn't have trouble catching on with another team. He can still be a valuable long reliever or spot starter.
Jul 11 - 5:10 PM

Rangers activated LHP Ross Detwiler from the 15-day disabled list.

Detwiler wound up missing three weeks with inflammation in his left shoulder. He had serious struggles in the rotation, so the Rangers are moving him to the bullpen.
Jun 4 - 3:57 PM

Ross Detwiler (shoulder) will be used out of the Rangers bullpen once he returns from the disabled list.

The Rangers have had issues recently with the backend of their rotation, but it doesn't appear that Detwiler will be the savior for the group. He is expected to rejoin the team soon.
May 29 - 8:54 PM

The Rangers are considering activating Ross Detwiler (shoulder) from the disabled list to start on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Out with left shoulder inflammation, Detwiler threw an extended bullpen session on Tuesday that went well. The Rangers would ideally like to give him at least one rehab start, but Phil Klein was awful in his last start so the club is considering bringing Detwiler back early. "We continue to assess where we’re at," manager Jeff Banister said.
May 26 - 9:16 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Nick Swisher
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Williams Perez
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Andrew McKirahan
3Peter Moylan
4Ross Detwiler
5Brandon Cunniff
6Matt Marksberry
7Edwin Jackson
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Chris Withrow
10Shae Simmons
11Jason Grilli
12Paco Rodriguez