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June 23, 2019 12:48 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

Ross was in play to start Sunday's series finale, but he instead was handed the loss out of the bullpen Saturday after allowing four runs on five hits over one inning. Austin Voth will make the start Sunday for the Nationals.

June 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Friday.

Previous reports suggested that Ross was in line for a spot start Sunday, though it doesn't make a ton of sense for him to be up two days early just to sit in the bullpen. It's likely that he'll be available as an extra arm if needed over the next two days and will start Sunday if he hasn't been used in relief before then. Adrian Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move.

June 22, 2019 09:56 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross will be called up to start Sunday against Atlanta, Jamal Collier of reports.

The Nationals will need a spot starter due to Wednesday's doubleheader, and it's not clear that Ross will have the chance to stick around longer than one start. He owns a 9.22 ERA in 13.2 innings for the Nationals this season but has a much better 2.65 ERA in 17 frames for Triple-A Fresno.

May 25, 2019 07:44 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Getting stretched out at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday and will be stretched out, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

With Erick Fedde and Kyle McGowin currently working at the back of the Washington rotation, it seems likely that a time will come this season when they will want Ross to start again. He had a 9.22 ERA in 13.2 innings as a reliever, so the demotion may also have been based strictly on merit.

May 18, 2019 09:08 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Escapes jam in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross gave up a hit and hit a batter while recording one out in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

After Justin Miller (shoulder) was forced to exit the game in the seventh inning with one man on and two outs, Ross checked in and promptly loaded the bases before getting Jason Heyward to fly out and end the frame. The right-hander's transition to a relief role has been shaky this season, and he now has a 9.28 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB through 10.2 innings over 13 appearances.

April 20, 2019 11:52 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Solid in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross tossed two scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Marlins, allowing one hit and striking out one.

After a shaky first appearance in which he coughed up three runs and recorded only one out, Ross has looked much more comfortable in his last two outings, firing four innings without giving up a run while posting a 3:0 K:BB. The right-hander could eventually get a chance at starting again if injuries hit the Nats' rotation, but for now he'll give the team some length out of the bullpen.

April 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Jamal Collier of reports.

Ross was moved into a bullpen role in spring training and rejoins the team with the Nationals in need of fresh arms. The 25-year-old could serve in a variety of roles given the massive early season struggles of Washington's bullpen.

March 23, 2019 05:40 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Ross had a strong spring, recording a 2.53 ERA and a 10:3 K:BB in 10.2 spring innings. Despite that performance, he wound up the odd man out in the Nationals' rotation. He could be the first one called on if an injury strikes one of the team's top five starters.

March 19, 2019 06:28 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Could be moved to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is being considered for a switch to the bullpen, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The Nats' current projected big-league bullpen doesn't feature a true long reliever, which could be a problem if Jeremy Hellickson is strictly limited to pitching only twice through the order -- potentially opening the door for Ross to make the 25-man roster. The right-hander is still being stretched out as a starter for now. He got his first start of the spring in a split-squad game Monday, tossing 61 pitches over three innings, and will probably begin the season in the rotation for Triple-A Fresno. If he struggles in the PCL, Ross could find himself moved to a relief role for good.

March 1, 2019 09:52 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Getting stretched out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross threw 53 pitches in Wednesday's game against the Astros, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Making his second appearance of the spring, the right-hander racked up that pitch count in only 1.2 innings thanks to some shoddy defense behind him, but Nats manager Dave Martinez thought Ross's slider looked sharp and the location on his fastball was pretty good. "He's been throwing quite a bit, and [pitching coach Derek] Lilliquist said, 'He's good for 50 pitches today, just let him go out there,' " Martinez said. "I mean he should have gotten out of the inning, we made an error. He threw well." Ross, who threw only 41 innings last season between the majors and minors after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, figures to begin the season at Triple-A Fresno, but a strong beginning to the campaign would have him first in line for a promotion when injuries hit the Nats' rotation.

February 16, 2019 04:52 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Unlikely to win rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross starts spring training behind Jeremy Hellickson in the battle for the Nationals' fifth starter job and is expected to open in the minors, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Ross returned from Tommy John surgery to make three starts last season but didn't post impressive numbers, striking out just seven batters while allowing nine earned runs in 16 innings. He could crack the roster in a long-relief role but given that he has a minor-league option remaining, he's more likely to open the year in the rotation at Triple-A Fresno.

January 10, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Comes to terms with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nationals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Ross spent most of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He returned in mid-September and struggled across a trio of starts, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) while posting a 7:4 K:BB across 16 innings. The 25-year-old will enter spring training with the inside track on a rotation spot.

September 29, 2018 04:20 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Takes second loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (0-2) took the loss Friday, giving up four runs on five hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over five innings. He struck out our as the Nationals fell 5-2 to the Rockies.

The right-hander wasn't particularly impressive in three starts to close out the season, posting a 5.06 ERA and 7:4 K:BB in 16 innings, but ending the year in Coors Field can sour anyone's stat line. Ross will get the offseason to recover further from his Tommy John surgery, and he's expected to head into 2019 holding down a spot at the back of the Nats' rotation.

September 13, 2018 08:20 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Allows two runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross threw five innings and took the no-decision Thursday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in the 4-3 loss to the Cubs.

In his first MLB action since July of 2017, Ross turned in a decent outing despite failing to record a strikeout. He kept the Cubs scoreless through three innings before giving up two runs in the fourth. He'll look to take the mound again in Miami next Tuesday.

September 13, 2018 12:36 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Locked in for Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross has been confirmed as the Nationals' starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

The Nationals endured no further rainouts after a postponement Monday resulted in Washington and Philadelphia playing a doubleheader Tuesday, so Ross will slot into the rotation Thursday for his first official start in the big leagues this season. After a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery, Ross was activated from the 60-day disabled list Sept. 4 and took the hill that same day against the Cubs, but he pitched only 1.2 innings before the contest was postponed due to inclement weather. Though his statistics were wiped out as a result, Ross looked good in the brief cameo, with his fastball even hitting 97 miles per hour on the radar gun. While the Nationals will probably monitor his pitch counts carefully during Thursday's start and any subsequent turns he makes, Ross could make for an interesting upside pickup in deeper leagues after he occasionally flashed signs of dominance prior to succumbing to the elbow injury in 2017.

September 11, 2018 01:52 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Tentatively scheduled to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is tentatively scheduled to start Thursday against the Cubs, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Ross rejoined the rotation last week, but his start -- which was his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2017 -- was rained out after just 1.2 innings. The 25-year-old looked sharp prior to the postponement, hitting 97 mph with his fastball and allowing just one hit while striking out one. His next start is tentatively set for Thursday, though that could easily change with rain threatening the east coast all week.

September 4, 2018 04:56 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Set to rejoin rotation Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross will start Friday against the Cubs, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Ross has been sidelined all season while recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in July of 2017, but he's finally been cleared to rejoin the starting rotation after completing a six-game rehab minor-league assignment during which he posted a 2.39 ERA and 19:8 K:BB across 26.1 innings. He fired 89 pitches in his final rehab start, so Ross shouldn't be on too strict of a pitch count in his 2018 debut, though the Nationals figure to handle him with care down the stretch. Ross owns a 3.95 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 230:70 K:BB across 255.1 career innings in the majors, so he could provide value over the final month of the season. The right-hander will take the rotation spot of Jefry Rodriguez, who will shift to the bullpen.

September 4, 2018 03:32 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Activated from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

We knew this move was coming, but the mystery surrounds if and when Ross will join the big-league rotation over the final month. Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reported Monday that manager Davey Martinez said Ross could start for the Nationals "soon." The talented righty threw 89 pitches in a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Syracuse, so he could be ready to start for the Nationals as soon as Thursday against the Cubs -- a date where Washington's starter is listed as TBD, as of Tuesday afternoon. He has a 3.95 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 230 strikeouts in 255.1 MLB innings and could provide value in many formats if he does indeed slot back into the rotation over the final four weeks.

September 4, 2018 01:56 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Expected to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (elbow) will bee activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Ross has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in July of 2017. He's set to rejoin the Nationals after completing a six-game minor-league rehab assignment, posting a 2.39 ERA and 19:8 K:BB in 26.1 innings over those appearances. He threw 89 pitches in his final appearance, and manager Davey Martinez said the right-hander could rejoin the rotation soon, though he didn't specify when.

August 28, 2018 01:56 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Works six innings in rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (elbow) gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings Monday in his rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse.

Though Ross exhibited good control while pumping in 53 of his 76 pitches for strikes, he struggled to generate swings and misses and finished with no punchouts on the night. Now five starts into his rehab assignment after a year-long shutdown due to Tommy John surgery, Ross looks to be on the cusp of a return to the big club, but the Nationals have yet to announce how they plan to use the 25-year-old in September. The fact that Ross has built up to a starter's workload during the rehab assignment suggests he'll at least be an option for the rotation, though the Nationals may prefer not to overwork him so soon after returning from a major arm operation.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 1.200 27.00061
vs RHB 13.000 9.000311
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2015WAS55 3.6416130000 76.2643331722169
2016WAS75 3.4319190000 105.01084340962993
2017WAS53 5.0113130000 73.28844411612068
2018WAS02 5.06330000 16.0171093247
2019WAS01 11.051700002 14.222191834912
Total 1716 4.3768480002 286.0299149139381583249
Batting Stats
2015WAS1727230001100 .143 .111 .111
2016WAS23412100131500 .295 .293 .244
2017WAS2033160111600 .206 .242 .182
2018WAS3500000300 .000 .000 .000
2019WAS17000000000 --- --- ---
Total 801065190244500 .216 .217 .179
Fielding Stats
2015WASP16132061311 .950
2016WASP19191841310 .944
2019WASP17010010 .000
Total  684853143632 .943
More Pitching Stats
2015WAS09068 1.3511001 .223314 10.2 .3480
2016WAS3104107 1.0722002 .269447 12.3 .3880
2017WAS26976 1.0020002 .297323 13.3 .5240
2018WAS01721 0.8601000 .27468 12.9 .5320
2019WAS01714 1.2900001 .33878 21.5 .5852
Total 5297286 1.1154006 .2691230 12.5 .4332
Postseason Pitching Stats
2016WAS00 13.50110000 2.23441223
Total 00 13.50110000 2.23441223
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011R-Azl Padres00 0.0010000 1.02000100
2012AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps02 6.2666000 27.1332119201127
2012ASX-Eugene Emeralds02 2.0388000 26.2166611928
2012R-Azl Padres00 13.5011000 0.22110021
2013AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps58 3.752323000122.11245551754079
2014AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm86 3.981919000101.21015245672887
2014AA-San Antonio Missions20 3.6043000 20.0238820119
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs31 2.1955000 24.2156620715
2015AA-Harrisburg Senators22 2.8199000 51.1461816331254
2016AFX-Hagerstown Suns00 0.0011000 3.02000003
2016AAA-Syracuse Chiefs02 4.3544000 10.114551019
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs22 4.8855000 27.233161530822

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