Jun 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Tyson Ross – Starting Pitcher
Under team control for two-plus seasons, the right-hander Ross has been the most oft-linked Padres player tied to the Cubs in recent rumors.
Chicago desperately needs to add a starting pitcher to shore up its rotation for the stretch run and Ross could be the best fit for the ball club.
The right-hander has already made 22 starts for San Diego this season, pitching to an impressive 2.89 FIP – despite walking a league-worst 61 batters in 127 2/3 innings. While the control is concerning, his ability to work around it is even more promising.
Last season, Ross earned his first All-Star selection, narrowly missing the 200-inning mark for the Friars, winning a career-high 13 games in the process.
Adding a piece like the San Diego righty could do a lot to shore up a Cubs rotation that has been barely serviceable at the back end so far this season.
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