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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 pitched four innings of one-run ball Thursday as the Nationals beat the Diamondbacks 5-3.
Ross struck out five in the 90-pitch outing and was impressive enough to seemingly clinch his spot in the postseason rotation. He finishes the regular season with a 7-5 record and a nice 3.43 ERA in 19 starts. Sep 29 - 5:13 PM

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Joe Ross allowed a run on five hits over 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Pirates.

Still limited as he works his way back from a shoulder injury, Ross threw 63 pitches to get eight outs before exiting. The Nats are far less concerned with the result -- they won, anyway -- than with getting the 23-year-old's stamina built up ahead of the postseason, so they'll surely take the subpar outings as long as Ross gets out of them healthy. He's got a 3.48 ERA in 18 starts overall this season. Ross's final tuneup will come Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 24 - 11:47 PM

Joe Ross allowed one run in three innings Sunday in the Nationals' loss to the Braves.

Ross was on a pitch count in this one after missing 10 weeks with a shoulder injury. He struck out five and walked none but gave up six hits, kickstarting a big afternoon for the Atlanta offense. Ross should be able to go around five innings next time out in Pittsburgh, making him a little more appealing for fantasy purposes.
Sep 18 - 7:14 PM

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

Ross will rejoin the Nats' rotation Sunday in Atlanta. He'll be held to around three innings, so fantasy owners should keep him benched for now if they can.
Sep 18 - 1:10 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) will return to the Nationals starting rotation on Sunday against the Braves.

He'll be limited to around three innings in this outing, so he doesn't hold any fantasy appeal. Ross has been on the shelf since July 2 due to shoulder woes.
Sep 17 - 11:12 AM

Joe Ross (shoulder) is on track to join the Nationals' rotation this week.

Ross worked three innings in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Syracuse last Monday and he threw around 80 pitches in a simulated game at Nationals Park later that week. Nats manager Dusty Baker acknowledged the 23-year-old right-hander might have some stamina issues out of the gate, but he's looking like a sneaky streamer for maybe the final two weeks of the regular season. His first start since July 2 probably comes this weekend versus the Braves.
Sep 12 - 3:28 PM

Joe Ross (shoulder) is expected to throw around 80 pitches in a simulated game later this week at Nationals Park.

Ross worked three innings Monday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Syracuse, throwing 42 pitches in the game and 20 pitches later in a bullpen session. Washington is stretching Ross out as a starter in his rehabilitation from this two-month shoulder injury, but there's been talk of the 23-year-old right-hander finishing out the 2016 season in relief. "We'll see what we need, because if he was a starter then we'd have to probably piggyback him with somebody else," manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. "It depends on the importance of the games and where we are. He's very important."
Sep 7 - 11:36 AM

Joe Ross (shoulder) will make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

It will be his third and likely final one. Ross pitched on two days' rest in his second appearance and will go on three days' rest Sunday, as the Nationals are prepping him for a relief role this month.
Sep 2 - 5:35 PM

Nationals transferred RHP Joe Ross from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot, as Ross has already missed more than 60 days. He's nearing a return from a shoulder issue but could be used in relief.
Sep 2 - 2:43 PM

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

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

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4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Trea Turner
2Ben Revere
3Michael Taylor
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Reynaldo Lopez
8Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Sean Burnett
11Trevor Gott
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14Mat Latos