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46 Robbie Ross SP
Height/Weight: 5-11/215 | Birthdate: 6/24/1989 | Birthplace: Lexington, KY | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 250.83
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Robbie Ross sent down, Aaron Poreda takes his place


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) The Rangers optioned pitcher Robbie Ross to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, to open up a spot for the recall of Aaron Poreda .

Ross lost his rotation spot in late May, and has faired little better since joining the bullpen. He has a 5.61 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 61 innings this season. 


Robbie Ross missing his spots lately


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Rangers reliever Robbie Ross has allowed six runs on eight hits over three innings in his last three outings, notes MLB.com. "He's missing his spots," manager Ron Washington said.

"When he hits his spots, he's good. If he misses, that's when he gets in trouble. He's just not getting the ball where he wants it."


Robbie Ross Ks two in win over O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross (2-4) struck out two in two perfect innings, picking up a relief win Thursday night against the Orioles. The southpaw lowered his ERA from 4.85 to 4.68 after Thursday's 8-6 win. He owns a 1.56 WHIP and 37:17 K:BB ratio in 57 2/3 innings of relief.

Scott Baker to start Friday, Robbie Ross removed from rotation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) The Rangers have made a change to this week's rotation plans, with Scott Baker earning a start Friday against the Tigers and Robbie Ross being removed from the rotation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Ross gets replaced after going 1-4 with a 4.78 ERA and 34:16 K:BB ratio in 49 innings over nine starts. He surrendered just one earned run in his last outing but also walked four batters and couldn't make it through five innings.

Baker made one extended relief appearance with the Rangers earlier in May, giving up two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. In six starts with Triple-A Round Rock, he's 4-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 30:11 K:BB ratio in 38 innings.


Robbie Ross chased in fifth inning


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross struggled with his pitch efficiency Saturday, in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Ross allowed just one run, but lasted only 4 1/3 innings in the game, while racking up 91 pitches. He struck out just two and walked four batters, while allowing three hits to go along.

Ross settled for a no-decision despite his early exit, and remains 1-4 in nine starts, with a 4.78 ERA. His next start is set for Friday in Detroit. 


Rangers have tentative plan for rotation in weekend series


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The Rangers are planning to use pitchers Yu Darvish, Robbie Ross and Nick Martinez as their starters for the team's series against the Blue Jays this weekend, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Ross had been scheduled to be skipped this time through the rotation, but injuries to multiple Texas starters have put him back in the mix to start Saturday. Martinez, who is tentatively slated to make Sunday's start, threw 39 pitches in relief Monday and another 34 in relief Wednesday.


Rangers retool starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) The Rangers retooled their rotation for an upcoming three-game weekend series against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports. On Friday, Yu Darvish will make the start, followed by Colby Lewis on Saturday and Matt Harrison on Sunday.

Robbie Ross, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday, will be pushed back to Tuesday. The Rangers also have the option of sliding Joe Saunders into Ross' rotation spot on Tuesday. The moves were made so that Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison would avoid pitching in a National League park. The Rangers have a three-game series scheduled at Washington starting May 30.


Robbie Ross gets roughed up again Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross continued to struggle on Sunday at home against the Red Sox, as he was pegged with his fourth loss of the season in a 5-2 defeat. The southpaw was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings.

Ross (1-4) made it past the sixth inning for the first time since April 15. Since that game, he is 0-4 with a 7.76 ERA in his last five starts. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.

Time to call Robbie Ross a loss


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/7/2014) When Robbie Ross won a rotation spot in spring training, the main benefit for Fantasy owners was another SPARP (starting pitcher as relief pitcher) added to the player pool. Particularly in points leagues, any starting pitcher eligible to be used at relief pitcher has added value since the average starting pitcher will outscore the average closer.

But unfortunately, through seven starts, Ross has proven to be below average.

It goes beyond just the 12-hit disaster at Coors Field Tuesday. As a general rule, any pitcher who struggles there gets a free pass from me. But I'm less forgiving of the ones who allowed 11 hits over 3 1/3 innings the last time they pitched.

Ross has his strengths -- an ability to throw strikes, for one -- but he's just too hittable for mixed-league use. Even as a reliever last year, when he had a couple extra miles per hour on his fastball, he allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings, which would be a below-average rate for a starter. With the expected step back in his new role, he's safely in AL-only territory for me. 


Robbie Ross rocked for third straight loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross struggled from the very start Tuesday against the Rockies, in a 12-1 loss.

Ross was actually given a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but promptly gave it back for good. He was tagged for two runs in the first inning, and then one more in the third an fifth innings, before being chased in the sixth, down 5-1.

Ross was ultimately charged with six runs in 5 1/3 innings of work, and he didn't seem to have any success fooling the Rockies. He allowed 12 hits, four for extra bases, while walking and striking out one batter each.

Ross got off to a strong start to the season, but has seen his ERA balloon to 4.74 thanks to 12 earned runs allowed over his last two innings. He is now 1-3 in seven starts, and will try to get back on track in his next start, set for Sunday against the Red Sox. 


Robbie Ross rocked for 10 runs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross had a night to forget Wednesday, giving up 10 runs (six earned) on 11 hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 12-1 loss to the A's.

Ross (1-2) made it through two innings before falling apart during a seven-run third inning that featured Elvis Andrus' second error of the game. The Rangers would commit two more errors during a three-run fourth inning, and while Ross didn't pitch particularly well, he was obviously partly done in by his defense. He owns a 3.86 ERA and 28:9 K:BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings. Ross is slated to face the Rockies in Colorado Tuesday.


Robbie Ross pitches well in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross pitched well Friday against the Mariners, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 6-5 loss.

Ross allowed just two runs in six innings of work in his second quality start in three chances. He scattered six hits and walked none for the third straight game, while striking out five on a season-high 101 pitches.

Ross is 1-1 despite having a 2.45 ERA in five starts, and will look to get back over .500 in his next start, Wednesday against Oakland.  


Robbie Ross gets hammered by White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross took a step back on Sunday, suffering his first loss of the season in a 16-2 defeat to the White Sox.

Ross served up two-run homers to Jordan Danks and Jose Abreu. He was charged with seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings. He tossed 86 pitches, 65 of which were strikes.

Ross owns a 2.31 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings pitched. He will return to the mound Saturday at Seattle.

Robbie Ross picks up first win in shutout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross won his first decision Tuesday against the Mariners, while also tossing a quality start in a 5-0 win.

Ross held the Mariners to just five hits in 7 2/3 innings of work, without a run coming across. He struck out just two batters but fed the defense a steady diet of groundballs, picking up 16 of his 23 outs that way.

Ross has been solid in his first stint as a starter in the big leagues. He has a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings of work, with 13 strikeouts and eight walks. His next start is set for Sunday against the White Sox. 


Rangers align rotation for start of Mariners series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) The Rangers are expected to have Colby Lewis pitch Monday against the Mariners, as long as Sunday's game against the Astros isn't rained out, per MLB.com.

Robbie Ross is slated to pitch Tuesday, with Yu Darvish pitching Wednesday opposite Felix Hernandez.


Texas realigns rotation heading into Houston series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) The Rangers are delaying starting pitcher Colby Lewis' return to the rotation by a few days, so the team realigned its rotation plans for a weekend series vs. Houston.

Yu Darvish will start the series opener Friday, and he will be followed by Tanner Scheppers Saturday and Martin Perez Sunday. 

The delay in Lewis' return doesn't have to do with his surgically repaired hip. The Rangers are waiting to see if third baseman Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) will need a trip to the disabled list. If Beltre goes on the DL, then the team will have a roster spot for Lewis. If he doesn't, then the Rangers will have to make another move to get him on the roster.

Therefore, Lewis and Robbie Ross are expected to start the first two games of the Seattle series, which starts Monday. The alignment depends on when the Rangers decide to make a roster move.


Robbie Ross pitches around control woes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross pitched around a half-dozen walks and kept the team in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox Wednesday.

Ross pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, with that lone run coming across on an error in the third. He allowed just two hits in addition to his six walks, while striking out four and throwing 51 of 98 pitches for strikes.

Ross has put up a 1.74 ERA in his first two starts, with a WHIP (1.65) almost as high. He has allowed nine hits and eight walks in 10 1/3 innings of work, while striking out 11. He will go for his first win of the season in his third start, set for Tuesday against the Mariners. 


Robbie Ross looks fine in first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross made just one mistake in his first career start Wednesda against the Phillies, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 4-3 win.

Ross allowed an unearned run in the first inning, and was then tagged for two runs off the bat of Ryan Howard, who took him deep in the third inning. Other than that, he was solid in five innings of work, but left in line for a loss.

Ross was charged with two earned runs in five innings of work, on seven hits and a pair of walks. He struck out seven while throwing 63 of 96 pitches for strikes in his no-decision, as the offense bailed him out with a ninth-inning rally.

Ross acquitted himself quite well in his first major-league start, after 123 appearances out of the bullpen. The Rangers have been forced to rely on some unconventional names in the early rotation, and it is not clear if their injured starters will be back in time to push Ross out of the rotation. His next turn in the rotation is scheduled for Tuesday against the Red Sox. 


Tanner Scheppers to make first start - on opening day


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) A right-hander who has never started a major league game will do so for the Rangers next Monday. Tanner Scheppers has earned the nod practically by default.

A back injury that knocked Yu Darvish out for the beginning of the season motivated Ron Washington to give the start to Scheppers, who will try to keep up with Phillies ace Cliff Lee.

Scheppers will be followed in the rotation by Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Joe Saunders with the fifth starter yet to be determined.


Robbie Ross strikes out eight in seven scoreless innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross tossed a gem Tuesday, allowing four hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-0 win over the Indians.

Ross hasn't officially made the rotation, but he has emerged as the favorite with an excellent spring campaign, in which he posted a 1.27 ERA and 13:5 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings. He's made 123 relief appearances with the Rangers over the last two seasons, going 10-2 with a 2.62 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 105:42 K:BB ratio in 127 1/3 innings.


Robbie Ross continues strong spring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross is fighting for a rotation spot, and has made a strong case with his last two starts. Ross allowed just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings Thursday, in a 5-4 loss to the Reds.

Ross opened the game allowing an unearned run in the first inning due to a series of defensive miscues, but did not allow that to rattle him. He gave up just one run, on a solo home run in the sixth inning, and was tagged for just five hits and no walks, while striking out three over his 5 2/3 innings of work. Manager Ron Washington came away impressed with his start, but stopped short of telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram whether Ross has pitched himself into a rotation spot.

"He was getting ahead of hitters and putting them away," manager Ron Washington said. '"He had his good breaking ball, good sinker, using both sides of the plate, throwing the ball up, throwing the ball down. He did everything you can do as a pitcher out there today."

Ross has a 1.88 ERA in four spring appearances, though he has struck out just five batters in 14 1/3 innings of work. 


Robbie Ross pitches four scoreless innings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross allowed five hits in four scoreless innings and didn't record a walk or strikeout in his team's 2-1 loss to the Reds Friday.

Ross has been a key piece in the Texas bullpen the last two seasons but is competing for a spot in the rotation this spring, though he could fill a bullpen role if he doesn't make the rotation. He owns a 2.08 ERA and 2:2 K:BB ratio though 8 2/3 innings this spring.


Robbie Ross makes first Cactus League appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross turned in a decent outing in his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the White Sox.

Ross surrendered a run-scoring single to Mike McDade in the opening frame for his only blemish of the day. He allowed just one run on two hits and one walk over two innings of work in a 9-7 defeat.

Robbie Ross focusing on his changeup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross is focused on improving his changeup, according to ESPN.

Following the 2013 season, the team asked Ross whether he still wanted to be a starter. When he said yes, the club asked him to pitch in winter ball. Ross said he wanted to refine the changeup because he knows he needs three pitches in order to succeed as a starter. 

Ross was encouraged by his winter league performance. "The changeup was way better [in the Dominican]," Ross said. He added that while he's tinkered with a changeup over the past few years, he's rarely had the confidence to throw one during a game. "I always tried to throw them and work on them when I wasn't in the game, but when I got in a game, I threw my two best ones -- fastball and slider," Ross said.

Last season, Ross posted a 3.03 ERA in 62 1/3 innings.


Robbie Ross goes through winter tune-up


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross opted to pitch in the Dominican Winter League this offseason to help prepare him to battle for a rotation spot this spring. The left-handed hurler was 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA and .245 opponents' batting average in four starts.

"(It was) just experiencing being a starter again, just going out there and getting some innings logged in," Ross said, per ESPN. "Also just getting stretched out to the point of feeling like ‘Here we go’ right into the possibility of being a starter and stretching out innings wise. Also having those days of rest getting ready. It was definitely a good experience just getting to go there, kind of get the different innings under my belt." 

Ross has performed well as a major-league reliever, going 10-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 123 career appearances. However, he wants to win a spot in the rotation.

"I’ve always wanted to be a starter," Ross said. "That’s been my goal ever since I was younger, and when I got into the big leagues it was like at some point I’d like to start. I like being in the big leagues. Definitely, if I could do I as a starter that would be great, but I also like it as a reliever."