Description: The Rangers have removed Robbie Ross Jr. from the rotation, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Scott Baker will take his spot and start Friday.
Insight: Texas began the season with both Ross and Tanner Scheppers, two players who had never made a start in the majors before, in the rotation, but both are out as of Tuesday.
4/30/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Robbie Ross Jr. didn't make it out of the fourth inning Wednesday against Oakland.
Insight: Ross allowed 10 runs (six earned) on 11 hits in 3 1/3 after giving up eight earned in his first 29 1/3 this season. The 24-year-old may not be long for the rotation with Joe Saunders nearing a return from the DL.
4/15/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Texas starter Robbie Ross blanked the Mariners over 7 2/3 innings Tuesday night.
Insight: Ross didn't walk a batter after issuing six free passes his last time out. He has a 1.00 ERA through his first three starts in the majors. He pitched exclusively in relief the last two years.
3/26/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: According to the Dallas Morning News, Robbie Ross will start Texas' third game of the season.
Insight: Yu Darvish (neck) was scratched from his Opening Day start and will be replaced by Tanner Scheppers. Neither Scheppers nor Ross has made a start in the majors. Ross had a 2.62 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP the last two seasons in 127 1/3 innings. The Rangers seemingly convert more relievers into starters than any other team.
6/12/2012 8:00:00 PM
Description: According to the Dallas Morning News, Rangers manager Ron Washington wants reliever Robbie Ross to stay in the bullpen.
Insight: Texas needs a starter with Alexi Ogando (groin) heading to the disabled list for 4-6 weeks and Derek Holland not yet ready to come off the DL. However, Washington thinks Ross has been too effective in relief to use him as a starter. This season, the lefty has gone 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 34 2/3 ininngs. He threw four shutout innings of one-hit ball Sunday in relief of Ogando.
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