The Genius that is Darren Balsley
SEP 10, 12:00p ET | Scott Miller
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 2:18p ET
News: Ross avoided arbitration with the Padres by agreeing to a one-year, $5.25 million contract, Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports.
Impact: The Padres likely value Ross as a future No. 2 or 3 starter to build around along with Andrew Cashner. The 27-year-old excelled in 2014 with a 2.81 ERA and 9.0 K/9 over 195.2 innings, which led to his first career All-Star appearance.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: Ross is receiving a hefty raise for the 2015 season, agreeing Friday to a $5.25 million contract. He made $1.98 million last season.
Impact: Ross, a 27-year-old right-hander, won a career-high 13 games with a 2.81 ERA in 31 starts. He had a career-best 195 strikeouts and was named to the National League All-Star team for the first time.