Tyson Ross, Texas Ranger? Jeff “Skin” Wade says that the Rangers and Tyson Ross have agreed on a deal.
Ross, 29, was a surprise non-tender by the San Diego Padres this December, after making just one major league appearance in 2016. The righthander has long been rumored to be of interest to the Rangers, and Texas supposedly pursued him in trade talks with the Padres in previous years.
Texas and the Chicago Cubs were reportedly the top two contenders for Ross. He’s an injury risk, having missed most of 2016 due to shoulder issues, as well as having undergone Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery last year. However, when he’s healthy and on the mound, he misses a lot of bats and gets a lot of ground balls.
We shall watch for confirmation on what I am presuming would be a one year incentive laden deal.
UPDATE — T.R. Sullivan says a deal is done, as does Jeff Wilson. Others are describing it as “close,” and there’s no confirmation from the Rangers, but it sounds like Ross is going to be pitching for Texas this year.
UPDATE II — Jeff Passan says the deal is one year, $6M, plus incentives.