Joseph Andrew Ross, born May 21, 1993, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Washington Nationals.
Ross was drafted in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres (25th overall). Ross made his big league debut in 2015.
Ross was picked by the San Diego Padres in the first round (25th overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He had joined the Padres despite having committed to the University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
What Is Joe Ross’ Salary
Joe Ross signed a 1 year / $2,400,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, guaranteeing, him an annual average salary of $2,400,000.