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Ross Wolf


Ross Wolf

Ross Wolf
Texas Rangers – No. 55
Born: (1982-10-18) October 18, 1982 (age 31)
Effingham, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 2007 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–4
Earned run average 5.45
Strikeouts 36

Ross Garrett Wolf (born October 18, 1982) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers. He bats and throws right-handed.

Wolf attended Newton Community High School in Newton, Illinois and Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Wolf was selected by the Montreal Expos in the 47th round (1390th overall) in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he refused to sign with them and remained a free agent. He was selected the following year by the Florida Marlins in the 18th round (533rd overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, this time accepting the position.

Wolf had his contract purchased by the big league club on August 9, 2007. He had a 2.82 ERA in 41 relief appearances for the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes. He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season and signed with the Baltimore Orioles in December.

On June 22, 2010, Wolf was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Jake Fox.[1] He was promoted to the major leagues on July 7, 2010. On October 9, 2010 (after refusing a minor league position), he became a free agent.

Wolf signed with the Houston Astros on November 9, 2010. He became a free agent on November 2, 2011. The Baltimore Orioles signed him on January 9, 2012, and he was released on April 22.

Wolf signed with the Texas Rangers on April 27, 2012.

Wolf made his first Major League start for the Rangers on May 22, 2013 against the Oakland Athletics. He pitched 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 3 to record his first Major League win.

On June 8, 2013, Wolf pitched 6.2 innings of relief in an 18-inning showdown between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays in which he gave up 1 unearned run in the bottom of the 18th inning. He became the fourth pitcher in 50 years to throw at least 6.2 innings with 0 earned runs and get stuck with a Loss. The most recent was current Rangers broadcaster Steve Busby who, ironically, lost to the Rangers in his game.[2]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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