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Ross Detwiler | Relief Pitcher | #46

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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 20 - 10:19 PM

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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.
Aug 15 - 11:37 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.
Aug 11 - 12:51 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.
Aug 10 - 6:08 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.
Aug 8 - 7:25 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.
Jul 17 - 2:23 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.
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

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