According to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, sources have said that the Texas Rangers and starting pitcher Tyson Ross have agreed on a one-year deal. The club is yet to confirm the signing, however multiple reports have said a deal is in place.
Ross was originally brought up by the Oakland Athletics, where he struggled, going 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. Last season, Ross was the Opening Day starter for the Padres but was forced to miss the rest of the season due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
Ross will likely compete for a fifth starter spot in a strong Texas starting rotation consisting of Cole Hamels, Yu Darvish, Martin Perez, and his former Padres' teammate Andrew Cashner. The Rangers battled out the Cubs and Nationals, who have Tyson's brother (Joe) on the team.