Giants sign Tyson Ross to a minor league deal

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The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Tyson Ross to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. If he makes the team it’ll be a $1.75 million pact. He can earn up to another $1.75 million in performance bonuses for games started and or $500,000 based on relief appearances.

Ross, 32, is a Bay Area native who pitched at Berkeley in college. He was also an A’s selection in the 2008 draft. After making the All-Star team with the Padres back in 2014, however, he’s been plagued by injuries. Last year the Tigers signed him on a $5 million+ deal and he ended up making only seven starts, going 1-5 with a 6.11 ERA. His season ended in early May after suffering an elbow injury.

So, yeah, kind of a flier for the Giants, but not one who will cost much of anything.