Tyson Ross, who the Texas Rangers signed away from the San Diego Padres last offseason, only to see him end up being a disaster for the Rangers, is heading back to San Diego on a minor league deal, per multiple reports.
The 30 year old Ross missed virtually all of the 2016 season due to shoulder problems and then Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery, but was signed by the Rangers to a one year, $6 million deal with the hope that he would be ready early in 2017 to re-join the rotation.
Unfortunately, Ross appeared to be a shell of his old self, with his velocity being down from prior seasons and his command being poor. Ross ended up losing his rotation spot in August and getting released in September, ending the year with a 7.71 ERA in 49 IP with 37 walks against 36 Ks.
Ross will return to San Diego, where he has had the most success in his career, blossoming with the Padres after San Diego acquired him from Oakland after the 2012 season. It remains to be seen whether, after his injuries, he’s capable of returning to being a major league caliber pitcher.