Despite having himself a rather stellar spring, RHP Tyson Ross has apparently been sent back down to the minors, leaving the door open for Graham Godfrey to grab a spot in the rotation for the Oakland Athletics to start the 2012 season.
Ross sent out, says he's disappointed but he'll work to be ready when needed. He is still top candidate for 5th spot in rotation. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 4, 2012
Seeing that the A's won't be needing a fifth starter until around the middle of the month, Ross can go down to Sacramento and get some more work in. He will likely be battling Jarrod Parker for that fifth spot, but should be slightly favored because of his great spring, posting a 2-1 record with a 1.80 ERA in five starts this spring, including Tuesday night's 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
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