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Ross Detwiler | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Missouri State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS

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Cubs signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract.
The veteran left-hander was cut loose by the Athletics in mid-May after posting an uninspiring 6.43 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 12/8 K/BB ratio across 14 innings at Triple-A Nashville. He'll add bullpen depth in the minor leagues for the Cubs. Sat, Jun 17, 2017 09:48:00 AM

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Athletics released LHP Ross Detwiler.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Detwiler was granted his release after using the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The southpaw had a rough 6.43 ERA through 14 relief appearances with Triple-A, though he was pitching much better recently.
Mon, May 15, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Athletics re-signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract.

Detwiler is back with the club that released him six days ago. He'll begin the year at Triple-A Nashville and try to work his way up to the big leagues. The left-hander has been with five teams over his last four seasons.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Athletics released LHP Ross Detwiler.

Detwiler exercised the opt-out clause in his contract after being told he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster. The lefty holds an 11.88 ERA this spring and a 6.73 ERA in the majors the last two seasons.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Ross Detwiler is expected to opt out of his minor league contract on Sunday.

Detwiler has pitched to a brutal 11.88 ERA over eight Cactus League outings and can see the writing on the wall. "The way the last couple of games went I can guess," he said. With no chance of making the Opening Day roster, Detwiler will opt out and see what his options are elsewhere. Detwiler's next team will be his sixth since 2014.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 09:23:00 PM

Athletics re-signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Detwiler opened the 2016 season as a member of the Indians, but was traded to the A's in mid-July. Between the two teams, the 30-year-old southpaw pitched to a rough 6.10 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 26/19 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 innings. Detwiler has not posted an ERA under 4.00 since 2012 and should be considered a fringe possibility for the Opening Day roster.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Ross Detwiler fired seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the A's loss to the Astros.

Detwiler carved his way through the Houston lineup with relative ease, yielding just three hits and two walks while striking out seven. But reliever Liam Hendriks was lit up for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to gift the Wild Card-hunting Astros a big comeback victory. Detwiler lowered his season ERA from 5.74 all the way to 4.81.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Ross Detwiler gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Since going eight scoreless against the Orioles on Aug. 10, Detwiler has given up 14 earned runs over 14 innings. The A's don't have anyone else they want to go to, so he'll remain in the rotation for now.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:38:00 PM

Ross Detwiler was knocked around again Saturday, allowing 10 hits and six runs over four innings in a loss to the White Sox.

After an unexpectedly impressive A's debut on August 10, he's been hit hard in his two subsequent starts. That's more in line with what was expected of the 30-year-old journeyman, who spent most of the first part of the season in the Indians' minor leagues. Detwiler now owns a 5.91 ERA over 10 appearances, including three starts, this season. An interleague date with the Cardinals is on tap for Friday.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Ross Detwiler was punished for five runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Detwiler started off well enough, but he fell apart in the middle innings. Adrian Beltre's grand slam in the fifth proved to be the death blow. The left-hander put together a surprisingly great start last week, but history tells us his stint in the A's rotation probably won't last long. Detwiler is on tap to face the White Sox the next time out.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Ross Detwiler blanked the Orioles for eight innings on Wednesday to pick up his first win as a starter since 2013.

Detwiler was winless in seven starts for the Rangers last year and 2-7 in his previous stint as a starter for the Nationals in 2013. He was making his first appearance as a starter this year and his A's debut after pitching in relief seven times for the Indians at the beginning of the season. We wouldn't expect more outings like this from the veteran left-hander; the Orioles are in a deep offensive slump at the moment and Detwiler was in the right place at the right time. He allowed six hits, walked none and struck out two tonight.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:51:00 AM

Athletics purchased the contract of LHP Ross Detwiler.

Detwiler will start against the Orioles on Wednesday. He came over from the Indians for cash considerations in mid-July and holds a 4.40 ERA while splitting time between the Indians and A's respective Triple-A affiliates. There is no fantasy import to his promotion.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 06:08:00 PM

The Athletics will call up Ross Detwiler to start Wednesday against the Orioles.

Detwiler, who was acquired from the Indians last month, made seven appearances in the majors earlier this season and owns a 4.40 ERA and 65/25 K/BB ratio over 86 innings at the Triple-A level. The former Nationals first-rounder can be avoided with this matchup.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 07:25:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 02:23:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 4, 2016 03:41:00 PM

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