Righthander Tyson Ross was one of the Athletics' better pitching prospects, and with some good appearances late in 2011, he was given every chance to succeed with the A's in 2012.
It's not working out. Ross was hit hard in his last two starts and he's issued nine walks in his last 15⅓ innings.
And so, this happened Thursday:
The #Athletics optioned right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) May 31, 2012
No corresponding roster move has yet been announced, and the A's have Thursday off. However, here's what some are expecting to happen: