Could Robbie Ross be a rotation candidate?
Daniels said it depends on if the club acquires another starter, but if they come to spring training with internal options vying for that spot, Ross would likely get a look. So, too, would Martin Perez and Justin Grimm.
Ross, a 23-year-old rookie, made the club out of spring training and pitched in 58 games in 2012 with a 2.22 ERA in 65 innings. He was put on the disabled list with a left forearm strain in late August and it gave him a chance to rest a bit. Ross was 6-0 with a 0.95 ERA in 47 1/3 innings prior to the All-Star break. He was able to pitch multiple innings and get critical outs for manager Ron Washington, playing well as he dealt with life in the big leagues for the first time.
"He can do either one," Daniels said. "He wants to start. If he gets that opportunity, he'd be excited about it."
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