29-year-old Joseph Andrew Ross was born on May 21, 1993, he 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.
The San Diego Padres selected Ross in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft (25th overall) out of Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He had committed to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, but signed with the Padres.
On December 19, 2014, the Padres traded Ross and a player to be named later, Trea Turner, to the Washington Nationals as part of a three-team trade, in which the Padres traded Jake Bauers, Burch Smith, and René Rivera to the Tampa Bay Rays, and Washington traded Steven Souza and Travis Ott to Tampa Bay.
On June 6, 2015, Ross was called up to the majors for the first time, and he made his major league debut that day as a starting pitcher. Ross outdueled Jimmy Nelson and A. J. Burnett in his second and third starts, respectively, earning wins for the Washington Nationals. He struck out 11 batters in his third appearance, snapping an eight-game winning streak by the Pittsburgh Pirates.n