Bartolo Colon Suspension: Tyson Ross To Take His Rotation Spot, According To Billy Beane

In light of the news that Bartolo Colon will be suspended for 50 games due to a failed drug test, the Oakland Athletics find themselves in need of a starter for Colon's scheduled start Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Billy Beane announced on Wednesday that Tyson Ross will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to make the start. Ross spent April, May and part of June with the A's, struggling to a 2-8 record with a 6.35 ERA. In 13 Triple-A starts since being demoted, Ross is 5-2 with a 2.74 ERA.

Ross is not necessarily a long term plan. The team recently demoted rookie Dan Straily to make room for Brett Anderson, and have to wait ten days before they can recall him. Ross will likely be pitching start to start, looking to give the A's a reason to keep him in the rotation indefinitely. If he struggles, the team would bring back Straily, and could bring him back anyway given how well he was pitching before Anderson returned.

For more on the A's, check out Athletics Nation.

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