Ross set to start Minor League rehab assignment

Ross set to start Minor League rehab assignment

SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Tyson Ross, who has been on the disabled list since April 20 with an impingement in his left shoulder, will begin a Minor League rehabilitation stint this week with Triple-A Tucson.

Ross, who is expected to pitch Tuesday in Tacoma, landed on the disabled list after partially dislocating his left (non-throwing) shoulder taking a swing while hitting against Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw on April 17 at Dodger Stadium.

That swing actually resulted in his first Major League hit. Ross remained in the game and came within one out of qualifying for his first victory of the season. Overall, Ross is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts.

While on the disabled list, Ross has been replaced in the rotation by Andrew Cashner, who allowed one run in six innings Friday against the Giants and figures to remain in the rotation. If Ross is to return to the starting rotation, then someone likely will have to be bumped from it.

Ross shouldn't need much time on his rehabilitation stint as he's has been able to keep his right arm in shape during his time on the disabled list. The team wanted to make sure the left shoulder held up well to hitting and also fielding his position before they sent him out on a rehab assignment.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.