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Tyson Ross, in his second (and perhaps final) rehab start, had a rough outing today

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Texas Rangers pitcher Tyson Ross threw his second rehab outing for AAA Round Rock today, in what was believed to potentially be his final rehab start before joining the Rangers rotation. Ross struggled to throw strikes today, though, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks in 3.1 IP, retiring just 8 of the 19 hitters he faced, and throwing just 39 strikes out of 86 pitches.

Dillon Gee is currently scheduled to start in place of the injured A.J. Griffin on Wednesday, and a rotation with both Gee and Nick Martinez in it would seem to be a rotation where you want Tyson Ross inserted as soon as possible. Given the issues Ross had throwing strikes, however, the Rangers may opt to have him make another rehab start, rather than call him up to start later this week.

Ross was signed as a free agent to a one year deal this past offseason. He missed most of 2016 with a shoulder injury, and is currently recovering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery.