After losing basically his entire season to injury, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross will continue rehabbing into the offseason, and part of that might mean undergoing surgery.
MLB.com’s Carlos Collazo reports that, according to Padres manager Andy Green, Ross has been and will continue to be tested in various ways by a number of doctors and is still unsure of his next step. He’s hoping surgery can be avoided, but no decisions will be made until all of his tests are complete and the numerous options are weighed to ensure the best plan of action.
Back in February, San Diego Padres manager announced the 2016 Opening Day starter would be Ross. Unfortunately, Opening Day was the last time we saw him throw in a Major League game, and it wasn’t pretty. He gave up eight runs (seven earned) in 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers that day. Soon he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Now here we are - almost six months and a lot of rehab, simulated games, and setbacks later - and Ross is still unsure what will happen next. It’s frustrating enough for us fans, who are experiencing this from afar; it has to be unbearable for Ross, whose entire career may rest on this next step.
"He's had multiple opinions, multiple tests done in the past couple weeks, trying to ascertain what the best course of action is," Green said. "And he's still in that process of having tests done. Until those tests are done and doctors come to a consensus, we really don't have a plan laid out for him.
"He'll continue those tests through this week and hopefully by the end of this week, before the season ends, we can know exactly where we're going to go with him."