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Ross Detwiler | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Missouri State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS
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Athletics acquired LHP Ross Detwiler from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.
Detwiler posted a 5.79 ERA for the Indians and a 4.60 ERA for Triple-A Columbus this season. He's not on the A's 40-man roster and is merely a depth addition. Jul 17 - 2:23 PM

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Indians sent LHP Ross Detwiler outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Detwiler was designated for assignment by the Tribe at the end of April and accepted the Triple-A demotion after passing through waivers unclaimed. He had a 5.79 ERA in seven relief appearances this season for Cleveland.
May 4 - 3:41 PM

Indians designated LHP Ross Detwiler for assignment.

Detwiler holds a 5.79 ERA this season and a 7.14 mark since the beginning of 2015. He'll surely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Apr 29 - 2:51 PM

Indians purchased the contract of LHP Ross Detwiler from Triple-A Columbus.

Detwiler has posted a 3.86 ERA with eight strikeouts over seven innings this spring. He held a 7.25 ERA over 41 appearances -- seven starts -- for the Rangers and Braves last season and doesn't figure to be used in high-leverage situations.
Mar 27 - 1:21 PM

Indians signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says Detwiler will receive $1 million if on the major league roster, with an additional $1.5 million available in incentives. It was a rough 2015 season for the left-hander, as he put up a 7.25 ERA over 41 appearances -- seven starts -- for the Rangers and Braves. He figures to begin 2016 in Triple-A Columbus' rotation, although it's possible he could wind up in a long relief role with the big club.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Ross Detwiler was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Mets with a left hamstring strain.

Detwiler faced just two batters in the contest, walking both of them, before departing with the team trainer. The severity of the injury remains unclear at the moment, but the Braves should have an update on his status shortly.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:02:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 04:36:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 02:41:00 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.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 04:36:00 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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 05:10:00 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.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 03:57:00 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.
Fri, May 29, 2015 08:54:00 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.
Tue, May 26, 2015 09:16:00 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 12:44:00 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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 05:20:00 PM

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