Tyson Ross Done for the Season


Tyson Ross was officially shut down for the rest of the season Monday, as reported by Corey Brock of MLB.com.

Ross of course had a career year in 2014 and much to be proud of.

He had this to say about what he enjoyed most about the year: “Just the process of getting better every time out and evolving a little bit. I’m excited for the future.”                                                                                                               (h/t, Corey Brock, MLB.com)

He pitched almost 200 innings on the season, and was selected to his first All-Star Game, though he did not pitch. He threw the most innings since 2012 by 44, so the decision to sit him out is based more on that, than any serious issue with the elbow. He is feeling soreness, but nothing that rest and rehab cannot resolve. Some think that with the arm action of his slider it may lead to future injury, and simply the size of his body might lead to some injuries (see Josh Johnson and Chris Young), but so far so good on the Bay Area native.

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He also finished with 195 strikeouts, so about as close to a 1:1 IP/K ratio as you can get, but more importantly for the long term, learned how to pitch deeper into games without just blowing it by people. His continued maturing, and leadership will be important on a staff that has more strong arms coming up in the minors, and could also be influential in mentoring young Jesse Hahn, who broke out himself in 2014 and will be a key cog in next year’s rotation.

His record will end at 13-14, but with a 2.81 ERA, good enough for the top 15 in the NL, and of course with a little better run support, that record should be closer to the 20-win mark. He threw a 1-hitter against the Reds in August, and I still maintain as I did in April of this year, that before the end of next year him or Andrew Cashner will throw a no-hitter.

Rest well Tyson, and we will see you next season.

Keep the Faith.