The Oakland A’s injury woes never seem to stop, with Tyson Ross becoming the latest Athletics player to succumb to the injury bug that seems to inhibit the hallways of the Coliseum. Ross, who had been filling in for Dallas Braden (who’s out for the year), suffered an injury during the first inning of Thursday’s 11-1 loss at home against the Minnesota Twins.
The severity of Ross’ injury is still unknown, but with Braden already out for the season, losing Ross for any extended period of time could be another big blow to Oakland’s starting rotation.
According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Ross suffered a left oblique strain. The A’s are probably hoping that the injury does not cause Ross to miss a substantial amount of time, as Ross was pitching extremely well in the backend of Oakland’s talented rotation.
The A’s team health has been an issue before in recent seasons, with many of their core players like Mark Ellis, Kurt Suzuki, Coco Crisp, and other having battled nagging injuries before in the past. The A’s rotation includes Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez, and Brandon McCarthy. Ross is a big part of that rotation, and the A’s are definitely hoping for the best with Ross.