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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals placed RHP Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
Ross underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and will miss the majority of the 2018 season. This move cleared out a 40-man roster spot for veteran reliever Joaquin Benoit, who was officially signed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday morning. Feb 21 - 10:42 AM

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Nationals activated RHP Joe Ross from the 60-day disabled list.

The right-hander was shut down in July where he underwent Tommy John surgery. He's expected to miss the majority of the 2018 season as well while recovering.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 08:55:00 AM

Joe Ross underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Ross is done for 2017, and the majority of 2018. The 24-year-old right-hander entered this season with high expectations, but he pitched to a 5.01 ERA in 72 2/3 innings and has a long road back to fantasy relevance. Ross is scheduled to become arbitration-eligible in 2019.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Nationals transferred RHP Joe Ross from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The club needed to clear a 40-man roster spot after acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. Ross will have Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Joe Ross will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

It's a worst case scenario for the Nats. Ross underwent an MRI after landing on the DL with an elbow sprain earlier this week and obviously the results were not promising. His procedure will be performed in Texas by Dr. Keith Meister. If he's lucky, Ross could be available to pitch late next season. He went 5-3 with a 5.01 ERA over 13 starts this year.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 05:43:00 PM

The Nationals are still waiting on the results of an arthrogram MRI performed on Joe Ross' right elbow.

The Nats called Ross' injury a sprained elbow when they placed him on the disabled list, but it doesn't sound like they have an exact diagnosis yet. However, manager Dusty Baker indicated that he expects to be without Ross for a while, so it doesn't sound good. An update on the righty should be available this weekend.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 05:32:00 PM

Nationals placed RHP Joe Ross on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11, with a right elbow sprain.

Ross left his last start on Sunday with the injury, although it was called a triceps strain at the time. It's possible it's something that's bothered him for a while given how his velocity has fluctuated. It's unclear at this point how long Ross will be sidelined, but it's not an encouraging diagnosis. As far as who will replace him in the rotation, A.J. Cole would be an obvious candidate.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Joe Ross was removed from Sunday's start against the Braves due to tenderness in his triceps.

He'll head for an MRI to see if there's anything wrong structurally and could need a stay on the disabled list after the All-Star break. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a 5.01 ERA and 68/20 K/BB ratio across 73 2/3 innings in his 13 starts with the Nationals this season. He'd been sharper lately.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Joe Ross departed Sunday's start versus the Braves with an apparent injury.

Ross' velocity was down all day, dropping all the way to 86-87 mph in the fourth inning before he was visited by the trainer and ultimately pulled. He allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over 3 1/3 frames before being pulled. The Nationals should have an update on Ross' status soon.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Joe Ross yielded two runs over seven innings in an 11-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday.

He gave up eight hits and walked three, so the Mets had plenty of chances in this one, but they couldn’t get anything on the board beyond solo homers from Jose Reyes and Rene Rivera. Ross struck out six in the win and has a 2.36 ERA over his last four starts. The home run ball continues to hurt him, but he deserves more attention in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Joe Ross scattered five hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Cubs.

Ross struck out seven and walked three while throwing 62 of his 92 pitches for strikes. The right-hander pitched brilliantly on Thursday and even had a good day at the plate with a double off Jon Lester. Unfortunately Blake Treinen couldn’t hold a two-run lead in the ninth inning and the Nats eventually lost 5-4. Ross will take a 5.12 ERA into his next outing Tuesday against the Mets.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 08:06:00 PM

Joe Ross hurled seven innings of one-run baseball as his team won a laugher against the Reds on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and one walk, with the only damage coming on a solo homer by Patrick Kivlehan in the sixth inning. Ross struck out five batters and improved his record to 4-3 with a 5.40 ERA. He has a solid 52/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 56 2/3 innings spread over 10 starts.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 08:11:00 PM

Joe Ross yielded four runs -- two earned -- over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Mets.

Ross walked one and gave up nine hits, including a home run to opposing starter Jacob deGrom in the bottom of the third inning. The young right-hander owns an ugly 5.98 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in nine starts this season for Washington. A start at home against the Reds comes next.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Joe Ross struggled in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday, surrendering five runs on nine hits across 5 2/3 innings.

The right-hander also issued three walks while punching out two. The two big blows against him were a two-run double by Dansby Swanson in the fourth inning and a two-run homer by Rio Ruiz in the sixth. Ross will look to improve upon his horrifying 6.39 ERA and 1.53 WHIP when he takes on the Mets in New York on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Joe Ross fanned 12 Orioles over 7 1/3 innings, allowing a lone run in the Nationals' 6-1 win Thursday.

Ross scattered four hits and didn't issue a walk in the dominant outing. It came just in time after he'd struggled mightily in his last two starts, leading Nats manager Dusty Baker to hedge on Ross's rotation spot before ultimately deciding to start him again Thursday. The good outing likely bought Ross some more time to get it figured out, and to continue working on his 6.16 ERA in his seven starts. The problem with waiting for him to figure it out is that he's so talented, and in such a good situation, that owners are hard-pressed not to start him while he's working through it. That next turn will come Tuesday against the Braves.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 10:49:00 PM

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