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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
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Keone Kela
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Anthony Bass
10Logan Verrett