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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00 am


Nats' Ross out for season

Associated Press

CINCINNATI – Washington right-hander Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Dr. Keith Meister will operate Wednesday in Texas, according to Washington manager Dusty Baker.

Ross, who pitched for the TinCaps in 2012 and 2013, left Sunday's start at Arizona with what was called triceps tenderness and had an MRI on Friday that confirmed the elbow damage.

“He took it as well as a young man can take it,” Baker said Saturday. “This his first surgery. I talked to him for a long time today and I told him he has to have a positive outlook. That first one is always tough. I also told him to talk to a couple of guys who have had it.”

Ross, 24, was 5-3 with a 5.01 ERA in 13 starts for the NL East Division-leading Nationals.

Around the leagues

Kansas City pitcher Nate Karns will undergo surgery this week to remove a rib that's causing nerve pain in his forearm. He will miss the remainder of the season, though he expects to be ready by the time spring training rolls around. ... Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun, who has struggled with a strain in his left calf for several weeks, will be evaluated daily for the reminder of the season, manager Craig Counsell said.