Tyson Ross will miss his final start with a strained forearm

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Tyson Ross’ breakout season is coming to a premature end, as the Padres announced that he’ll miss his final scheduled start with a slightly strained flexor muscle in his forearm.

In his first full season as a starter Ross finishes with a 2.81 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 196 innings, holding opponents to .230 batting average and 13 homers. He benefited from calling pitcher-friendly Petco Park home, posting a 1.88 ERA in San Diego compared to a 3.79 ERA everywhere else.

His standing could change based on what happens during the final week of the season, but Ross currently ranks seventh in strikeouts, 10th in ERA, and 10th in innings among NL pitchers.

Report: Bryan Shaw has two multiyear offers on the table

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Free agent reliever Bryan Shaw has received two multiyear offers, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The teams in question have not been revealed, but the demand for Shaw is expected to be high as he comes off of a career-best season.

The 30-year-old right-hander went 4-6 in 79 appearances for the Indians, drawing a 3.52 ERA, 2.6 BB/9 and 8.6 SO/9 in 76 2/3 innings. He ranked 12th among qualified relievers with 1.6 fWAR, his highest mark to date, and proved instrumental in helping the club reach their second consecutive division title in 2017.

The Mets are the last known team to show interest in Shaw, as the New York Post’s Mike Puma reported Wednesday. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the club yet, naturally, but they could still use a couple of arms to round out the bullpen behind Jerry Blevins, AJ Ramos and Jeurys Familia and it’s worth noting that the right-hander has already worked closely with Mets’ skipper and former Indians’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway. While Shaw’s proven consistency and durability should appeal to a wide variety of teams, he’s due for a big payday after making just $4.6 million in his last year with the Indians.