The San Francisco Giants have signed veteran pitcher Tyson Ross to a minor league deal. Ross comes back to the Bay Area. The 32 year old right hander bothered by right ulnar nerve neuritis last season that landed him on the injured list twice last year after beginning the season on the paternity list. In his career, Ross is 44-70 in 203 games (142 starts) with a 4.04 ERA and 816 strikeouts in 904.2 innings, he also has 1 career save. He recorded a 3 inning save against the Angels while with Oakland in 2010.
Ross was first drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2008 MLB June Amateur draft out of local high school, Bishop O'Dowd. He was then traded in 2012 to the Padres with AJ Kirby for Andy Parrino and Andrew Werner. Ross spent 4 seasons with the Padres and made the All Star game in 2014 going 13-14 with a 2.81 ERA in 31 starts striking out 212 batters and walked only 84 batters. Ross hit free agency in 2017 and signed with the Rangers before returning to the Padres on a minor league deal in the Winter of 2017 and spent 2 more seasons with his first club. The Padres put Ross on the waiver wire and the St Louis Cardinals picked him up and spent the rest of the 2018 season with the Cards.
While with St Louis, Ross went 2-0 out of the bullpen in 9 games and made one start for then manager Mike Matheny and then signed with the Tigers in the offseason. He appeared in 7 games. The Cal Berkeley alum went 1-5 with a 6.11 ERA totaling just 25 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched.
Ross will fight for a roster spot during Spring Training and appears to be healthy and ready to go. He is the brother of pitcher Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals.