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Padres starter Tyson Ross has surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

Tyson Ross

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Sunday, July 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Padres pitcher Tyson Ross will undergo surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome. The recovery time is 4-6 months, meaning that he will not be ready to start the 2017 season for San Diego.

Ross missed almost all of the 2016 season, making only one start, due to shoulder issues which, obviously, were a product of the syndrome. He was 26-34 with a 3.07 ERA (115 ERA+) in his previous three seasons for the Padres, making 80 starts and 19 relief appearances.

The Padres missed Ross’ production. But, given where they stood competitively over the past year or two, not having a healthy Ross as a trade chit cost them quite a bit to, as he was speculated to be on the move for a package of prospects at some point.

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