Texas Rangers starting pitcher Tyson Ross will make his major league season debut on Friday, the Rangers announced today. Ross will be the team's starter at home against the Seattle Mariners that day.
Ross, signed to a one year deal as a free agent this offseason, has spent the season on the disabled list so far as he recuperated from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery. Ross made four rehab starts, and while he wasn't particularly effective in those outings, he and the Rangers apparently feel he's ready to get major league hitters out.
The Rangers will have to make both a 25 man roster move and a 40 man roster move to clear a spot for Ross, who is on the 60 day d.l. The Rangers may also activate Carlos Gomez from the d.l. Friday, which would mean making two 25 man roster moves to clear a spot. Jurickson Profar is likely being sent down to clear one spot, with the Rangers then having to decide whether they want to drop one of their relievers -- likely Dillon Gee, Nick Martinez or Austin Bibens-Dirkx -- or send down an outfielder.