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Robbie Ross | Relief Pitcher | #28

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Blue Jays are showing interest in free agent reliever Robbie Ross.
Ross should come rather cheap this winter after being limited to eight appearances during the 2017 season and requiring back surgery in late August. He's been effective in the past as a lefty specialist, with 2016 ranking as maybe the finest year of his career. Bradford notes that there is a connection between Ross and Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington, who spent a long time in the Red Sox front office. Wed, Dec 6, 2017 01:00:00 PM

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Red Sox sent LHP Robbie Ross outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross will be a free agent this winter, but he could struggle to find lucrative offers after undergoing back surgery in late August. The 28-year-old lefty reliever was limited to eight appearances in 2017. He did post a 3.25 ERA over 55 1/3 innings in 2016, holding left-handed batters to a .188 average and .545 OPS.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:16:00 AM

Robbie Ross underwent season-ending back surgery on Thursday morning.

Ross is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2018. He logged just nine innings of relief this year at the major league level due to back and elbow troubles.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Red Sox transferred LHP Robbie Ross to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in the recovery for the left-hander, this was done merely as a procedural move to free up a roster spot for the promotion of Rafael Devers on Monday.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Red Sox placed LHP Robbie Ross on the 10-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation.

Ross was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket back on May 19, but he had yet to make an appearance there because his elbow has been barking. That option has been reversed and Ross is now on the major league disabled list. There is no timetable for his return to action.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Robbie Ross hasn't pitched since being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket due to elbow inflammation.

The southpaw struggled during his time with the Red Sox and now has been shut down. There's no clear timetable for his return to action.
Sun, May 28, 2017 10:12:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross has put up a 7.00 ERA over eight appearances this season. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Noe Ramirez.
Fri, May 19, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Robbie Ross from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross will be available out of the Red Sox bullpen for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Brewers. The left-hander has a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 4 1/3 innings of relief this season at the major league level.
Thu, May 11, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross holds a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over four relief appearances this season. Ben Taylor is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Red Sox activated LHP Robbie Ross from the 10-day disabled list.

Ross was among the Red Sox players who came down with a nasty flu bug at the beginning of the regular season. He'll work as a middle reliever this year for Boston.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Robbie Ross (flu) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross was among the Red Sox players who got hit with a nasty flu during the first week of the regular season. He should be ready to rock after one or two tune-up appearances on the farm.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Red Sox placed LHP Robbie Ross on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 3, with the flu.

The flu has ravaged the Red Sox clubhouse this week, with Brock Holt and Mookie Betts among those who have been afflicted. Ross should be ready to return after the minimum 10 days unless this illness lingers.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Robbie Ross gave up five runs while getting just two outs in relief Sunday against the Twins.

The Red Sox are counting on Ross to be a significant piece in their pen, but he is one of their few relievers with options remaining, giving them some flexibility if he has additional bad days this month. He's given up six runs and posted a 5/4 K/BB ratio in 6 2/3 innings.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Red Sox and LHP Robbie Ross avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.82 million contract.

The southpaw was arbitration-eligible for the second time. Ross holds a 3.57 ERA out of the Red Sox' bullpen the last two seasons while striking out nearly a batter per inning.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Red Sox and LHP Robbie Ross avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman says the reliever can earn more through incentives. Ross, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, requested $1.325 million when figures were exchanged earlier this month.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 03:12:00 PM

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