According to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers have a significant amount of interest in starting pitcher Tyson Ross and are aggressively trying to get a deal done. The Rangers are not the only team pursuing Ross, as multiple reports from FanRag Sports and FOXSports.com say that several teams are still in the mix, but that Ross is visiting Texas.
Ross was the Opening Day starter for the San Diego Padres last season, but was forced to miss the rest of the season due to thoracic outlet syndrome, a difficult injury to recover from.
Ross was originally brought up by the Oakland Athletics, where he went 6-18 with a 5.33 ERA and 102 strikeouts in three years. He was then dealt to the Padres in 2013 where he became a much more effective pitcher. Over his three seasons in San Diego he was named to the All Star game in 2014 and finished with a record of 26-35, a 3.16 ERA, and 531 strikeouts. He also held opponents to a .234 batting average and a .643 OPS. Ross averages the second highest ground ball percentage in the majors since 2013.
If the Rangers do end up signing Ross, he would join a rotation containing Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, and Andrew Cashner. Ross would likely battle out with minor league candidates for the fifth spot in that rotation.