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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Ross (shoulder) turned in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.
So far, so good for Ross. This was his second relief appearance in his ongoing rehab assignment. He threw 31 pitches, a 10-pitch bump from the 21 he threw last time out. The 23-year-old right-hander has been waylaid by right shoulder soreness for the past two months. A mid-September return to the Nationals could be in play here if Ross continues to move through his rehab assignment without issue. Aug 31 - 10:02 PM

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Joe Ross (shoulder) is expected to make his next minor league rehab appearance on Wednesday.

Ross allowed one run on three hits and threw 21 pitches in one inning of work Sunday with Triple-A Syracuse. The most important thing is that he had no issues with his shoulder. The Nationals are trying to get him stretched out to about 80 pitches before bringing him back from the DL, so he has some work to do.
Aug 29 - 4:39 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) allowed one run in one inning Sunday with Triple-A Syracuse.

Ross gave up three hits, all singles, in the 21-pitch appearance. The right-hander is expected to rejoin the Nationals in a bullpen role initially as he slowly rebuilds his arm strength following a two-month shoulder injury. He should be back in the rotation by mid-September.
Aug 29 - 11:20 AM

Joe Ross (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

He's likely to need at least a couple of starts, but could be ready to rejoin the Nationals rotation in early September. Prior to landing on the shelf, Ross posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 79/26 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings.
Aug 27 - 11:16 AM

Joe Ross (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

Manager Dusty Baker said he isn't far off from a rehab assignment. Ross has yet to pitch in the second half while recovering from shoulder inflammation. It sounds like he could be back in the Nats' rotation early next month. Washington's pitching is going to be an embarrassment of riches when Ross and Stephen Strasburg (elbow) both get healthy.
Aug 25 - 5:30 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

It's the first bullpen session Ross has thrown since being pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month. Ross got off to a hot start this year but has yet to pitch in the second half because of a nagging shoulder injury. The Nats need as many reinforcements as they can get with Stephen Strasburg sidelined by elbow soreness, but Ross isn't particularly close to returning.
Aug 23 - 3:51 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Monday that he has spoken to Joe Ross (shoulder) about returning as a reliever.

The minor league season is winding down, so Ross is simply running out of time to make it back as a starter this season. The 23-year-old has been out since the start of July with a shoulder injury.
Aug 22 - 5:08 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Monday that Joe Ross (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session while the team is in Denver this week.

Ross was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to renewed soreness in his right shoulder, but he's ramping things up again. The Nationals figure to decide on the next step depending on how he feels after the bullpen session. Ross has been sidelined since July 2.
Aug 15 - 7:23 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) played catch on Friday.

He's expected to play catch again at some point over the weekend. Ross isn't sure when he'll be ready for game action again, but it does appear he's feeling better. He had to be pulled off a rehab assignment a week ago due to renewed soreness in his right shoulder.
Aug 12 - 4:18 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing this week.

Ross had to be pulled off his minor league rehab assignment on Friday after experiencing renewed soreness in his throwing shoulder. He's now been out for five weeks and there is no timetable for his return, though the young right-hander expressed some optimism Sunday: "Throwing was uncomfortable. It was kind of like, 'what am I going to do with that?' Hopefully, it will just take a few more days to knock it out. I'll stay on the same physical therapy program and hopefully it will be 100 percent," he said.
Aug 8 - 11:23 AM

Joe Ross has been pulled off his rehab assignment due to renewed soreness in his right shoulder.

He's already missed a month of action with a bum shoulder and apparently wasn't feeling up to pair during a pair of rehab starts. It's unclear whether Ross will undergo further testing or if the Nationals just think he needs to rest some more. Ross' continued absence could clear the way for more opportunities for Lucas Giolito and/or Reynaldo Lopez.
Aug 5 - 3:35 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Monday that the hope is Joe Ross (shoulder) will only need one more minor league rehab start.

Ross, who has been out for about a month with shoulder inflammation, allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in his first rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse. While he's getting close, the Nationals have the ability to get by without a fifth starter until August 16.
Aug 1 - 8:24 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday in Cleveland.

Ross joined up with the Nationals on Tuesday after going three scoreless innings in his rehab debut Sunday with Low-A Hagerstown. He only threw 43 pitches in that outing, so another rehab appearance is likely in the plans. The right-hander might even need two more minor league starts.
Jul 26 - 4:35 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees "have an interest" in Joe Ross, but the Nationals are "disinclined to trade him."

Heyman hears that the Nats could be the favorites to land Aroldis Chapman, but a source told him that there's "no chance" Washington would give up Ross for a rental. It's a perfectly reasonable stance to take, as Ross boasts a 3.56 ERA and 148/47 K/BB ratio over his first 172 major league innings and is under team control through 2021. Ross is currently working his way back from right shoulder inflammation.
Jul 24 - 9:50 AM

Joe Ross (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Hagerstown on Sunday.

It's expected to be his lone rehab outing before rejoining the Nationals' rotation, assuming all goes well. The Nationals haven't said yet who will start in Ross' place on Sunday, but Lucas Giolito would be on turn.
Jul 22 - 3:56 PM

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