Tyson Ross’ lost season just got even harder to find.
The San Diego Padres Opening Day starter played in just one game this season before injuring his shoulder in a subsequent bullpen session. That injury has sidelined the right-hander to this point, and his already slow-going rehab has hit an unusual setback.
Baseball players seem to attract more strange off-field injuries than any other kind athlete, and Ross is the latest victim of this trend. The 29-year old will miss his upcoming bullpen session after twisting his left ankle during a hotel room exercise session.
X-rays on the ankle came back negative, but the Padres are still uncertain just how long this injury will set Ross back in his recovery. He was supposed to throw live batting practice on Saturday and begin a rehab assignment sometime around the All-Star Break. Now, all that will be pushed back. However, manager Andy Green would not rule out Ross throwing a bullpen session later in the week.
This was an overall bad week for the Ross family. Tyson’s brother, Joe, a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals and former Padres minor leaguer, also hit the DL on Sunday with shoulder inflammation — coincidentally, the same issue that landed Tyson on the DL in April.