Chicago Cubs: Potential suitors for vacant rotation spots

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Tyson Ross

This is starting to feel like a middle school attempt at romance. Tyson Ross caught the eye of the Chicago Cubs in 2014. The team made efforts to trade for the right-hander in 2015. However, they failed. Even so, the team continues to pursue Ross.

The ability is there. Over his seven-year career, pitching for the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres, Ross boasts a 3.64 career ERA and a 1/32 WHIP. Most of his time spent in Oakland was out of the bullpen. Yet, the Padres used him as a starter, where he posted two consecutive 10-win seasons with ERAs of 2.81 and 3.26 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Injury prevented Ross from playing in 2016. Still, he has many suitors. Should the Cubs land the 29-year old, the rotation will be set.