Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:41:13 -0700
Texas Rangers P Robbie Ross was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, and he will be used as a starter there to get more mound time and work between starts with Round Rock pitching coach Brad Holman. "We just feel like he needs consistent work," general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday, June 17. "He has had periods where he struggled before but not to this degree. It feels like his mistakes have been costly and he hasn't been able to right the ship. His work ethic has been great. Robbie cares, but he has not been able to sort through it up here."
Tue, 20 May 2014 14:29:49 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Robbie Ross is being removed from the starting rotation in favor of SP Scott Baker. Baker will start against the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 23.
Fantasy Tip: Ross can now be dumped in all but the deepest of AL-only setups. Baker is a veteran that shouldn't attract much interest unless you're desperate for a warm body in an AL-only league. His start Friday against the Tigers clearly isn't a good matchup.
Mon, 12 May 2014 20:48:43 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is pushing SP Robbie Ross back. It isn't because of his 0-4 record and 7.76 ERA over his past five starts, but rather due to the fact Washington does not want to use SPs Matt Harrison and Colby Lewis in National League parks because of their past injuries.
Mon, 12 May 2014 20:48:16 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Joe Saunders could be an option to start Tuesday, May 20, against the Seattle Mariners in place of SP Robbie Ross.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:01:10 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Robbie Ross made his second career start Wednesday, April 9, against the Boston Red Sox. He allowed one unearned run and two hits, but he also walked six batters over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision. He threw just 51 of his 98 pitches for strikes and he had a throwing error.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:15:29 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Robbie Ross allowed two runs on seven hits and fanned seven in five innings in his first major-league start Wednesday, April 2.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:18:31 -0700
The Texas Rangers have brought P Daniel McCutchen up to the big league camp Tuesday, March 25, with a chance to make the team as a middle reliever. He is in camp because the team has moved Ps Tanner Scheppers and Robbie Ross to the rotation, and they might have P Alexi Ogando there as well if SP Yu Darvish (neck) starts on the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:35:05 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (hip) won't be on the active roster for opening day. SPs Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers and Joe Saunders figure to round out the starting rotation, and SP Robbie Ross could also be an option.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:55:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Joe Saunders is likely to make the starting rotation because of the team's injuries to starting pitchers to begin the season. Saunders was dealing with a "dead arm" Sunday, March 23, and allowed nine runs in 1 1/3 innings against the San Diego Padres. Saunders is an experienced pitcher who can eat innings, making him ideal for the situation. Saunders or SP Robbie Ross could lock down a rotation spot until SP Matt Harrison (back) is ready to return.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers would be going with Saunders strictly for his experience. Ross has more upside and should be the arm you target if you're speculating in AL-only leagues.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:45:31 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said SPs Robbie Ross, Colby Lewis, Joe Saunders and Tommy Hanson are battling for the final two spots in the starting rotation.