DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers visits the mound to talk to starting pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. #46 of the Texas Rangers as he works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning during Interleague play at Coors Field on May 6, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Robbie Ross Jr. is still on the comeback trail for the Texas Rangers.
The once-elite middle relief pitcher for the Rangers failed miserably in a starting experiment this seaosn before being sent down to Triple-A Round Rock, where he initially struggled, as well.
But recently, Ross has been hot for Round Rock, and that positive momentum continued over the weekend as he fired a complete-game five-hitter for a win over Triple-A Memphis, the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate.
It was Ross' fourth straight quality start as he's now compiled a 2.25 ERA in his last 28 innings.
This season for the Rangers, Ross was 2-4 with a 5.61 ERA in nine starts and nine relief appearances before being sent down to Round Rock. It seemed Ross' days as a starter were finished when he was moved back to the Rangers bullpen before his demotion, but this recent run of starts could suggest otherwise.