MLB: Nationals pitcher Joe Ross placed on injury list

WASHINGTON – The Washington Nationals put right-hander Joe Ross on the 10-day injured list on Sunday.

Ross is struggling with a partial torn ligament in his elbow and his condition will be reassessed by the doctor who performed Tommy John-type surgery on him in 2017.

Ross has been the Nationals’ most consistent starter since the departure of Max Scherzer, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the trade deadline.

The 28-year-old Ross is 5-9 with a 4.17 earned-run average in 20 games this season. He’s had career highs in innings pitched (108) and strikeouts (109).

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Ross felt stiffness in his right forearm after a session in the paddock on Saturday. The pitcher underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan, which revealed a partial tear to an ulnar collateral ligament.

The Nationals used this spot in the roster to recall outfielder Lane Thomas of the AAA level. The Washington Troop acquired Thomas from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade involving veteran pitcher Jon Lester.

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