Former All-Star Pitcher Planning Comeback After 3 Years Out of Baseball

At 35 years old, with three years out of the game, making a comeback is no easy feat. But former San Diego Padres All-Star pitcher Tyson Ross is giving it the old college try. 

And in fact, college is where he's been —UC Berkeley—getting his degree in American Studies. Now, he's ready to hold workouts for major league teams, according to his agent, in the next few weeks, with the goal of winning a roster spot with an MLB team down the stretch.

He's willing to start in the minors, to show he can contribute. 

“The longer you wait the harder it is to get in,” Ross told Nick Lozito of The Oaklandside. “Hopefully there is a team that has a need and is in the playoff hunt. 

“Just give me a number and locker and a spot in the minors to compete.”

He hasn't thrown a professional pitch since 2019, but Ross feels he's got more left in that arm. He spent his first three years in the bigs with his hometown Oakland A's before moving on to the Padres, where he made the All-Star team in 2014 with a 2.81 ERA. 

Overall, in a 10-year career, Ross owns a 4.04 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. 

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