Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Joe Ross is set to take the mound on Tuesday in D.C. when the team takes on the Seattle Mariners, according to an announcement from the Nationals this afternoon.
Joe Ross will return to the Nationals rotation tomorrow night against the Mariners, team announced.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) May 22, 2017
Ross started in three games for the Nationals before he was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse.
He struggled in each of his appearance, going 1-0 with a 7.47 ERA in 15.2 innings pitched.
The last time Ross pitched for the Nationals was against the New York Mets on April 30. He allowed five runs on seven hits, allowed a walk and struck out five in that outing.
Ross’ only win of the season came against the Atlanta Braves on April 19 in SunTrust Park where he pitched seven innings, and gave up three runs on six hits, while tallying seven strikeouts.
Ross put up a 4.88 ERA in his five appearances with the Syracuse Chiefs.
Ross was effective in his last outing with the Chiefs as he gave up one run on eight hits, and recorded six strikeouts in seven innings of work.
The 24-year-old right-hander started the season with the Chiefs since the Nationals didn’t need a fifth starter early in April. He was called up to Washington on April 19 before heading back to Syracuse.
The move will most likely send Jacob Turner back to the bullpen after he started in the loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 17.