Washington Nationals RHP Joe Ross undergoes Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK — Nationals right-hander Joe Ross He will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. It could spell doom for his relationship with Washington during his last year of contract.

Dave Martinez, Washington manager said Tuesday that Ross had decided to undergo the surgery. The 29-year old starter has been out of the game since spring training due to right elbow problems. He was unable to return from minor league rehab last week because of his renewed soreness.

Martinez declared that Martinez received several opinions before he played against the opponent. New York Mets.

Ross was a member the Nationals' 2019 championship winning team. He also appeared in two World Series games against Houston. In 2014, Ross was acquired as a shortstop and a minor leaguer. Trea Turner Ross will be a free agent in San Diego for the first time during this offseason.

Martinez was optimistic about the health of the injured starter Stephen StrasburgHe will be making his first minor league rehab start on Friday with Triple-A Rochester. Strasburg was out since June last year after undergoing surgery for the thoracic outlet syndrome.

The 33-year-old right-hander may return to the majors within the next few weeks depending on his feelings at Triple-A.

Martinez stated that he could see the light at end of tunnel.

Star slugger Nelson Cruz Martinez stated that he was available for pinch hitting, even though he was out of the Nationals' lineup due to a left ankle contusion.

Washington also called up right-hander Jordan Weems from Triple-A and left-hander Francisco Perez, who were both optioned righty Andres Machado Rochester, designated right-hander Austin Voth Assignment

Evan Lee, a left-hander in the minor leagues, was seen in the Nationals clubhouse and could be given a spot start against the Mets on Wednesday. This would be Evan Lee's big-league debut at age 24.

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