Joe Ross is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The San Diego Padres selected Ross in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft (25th overall). In 2015 Ross made his major league debut.
As part of a three-team deal that occurred on December 19, 2014, the San Diego Padres traded Ross and a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Jake Bauers, Burch Smith, and René Rivera to the Tampa Bay Rays, and Washington traded Steven Souza and Travis Ott to Tampa Bay.
When he was called up to the big leagues for the first time on June 6, 2015, Ross made his debut as a starting pitcher. For the Washington Nationals, Ross won his second and third starts, beating Jimmy Nelson and A. J. Burnett in the process.
It ended an eight-game winning streak for the Pittsburgh Pirates when he struck out 11 in his third appearance.
Doug Fister, the veteran starter, will now be a reliever, manager Matt Williams revealed on August 6th, in acknowledgement of Ross’s good performance since his promotion.
Is Joe Ross A Starting Pitcher?
Yes, Joe Ross is a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals. Since joining the Nationals in 2015, Joss has served as the team’s starting pitcher; nevertheless, he has never started more than 20 games in a single season.