Mar 11, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Scott Baker (58) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers remove Ross from rotation, Scott Baker to start on Friday

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The Texas Rangers are going to be without Martin Perez until at least mid-2015 after transferring him from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Now they have to figure out who will be picking up certain starts for the remainder of the season. According to Jeff Wilson on Twitter, Robbie Ross has been removed from the Texas Rangers starting rotation.

Ross posted a 4.78 ERA over nine starts this season for the Rangers and has been demoted to the bullpen. He’ll get called into the game as a long-reliever from here on out. Taking his place in the rotation is former Chicago Cubs right-handed starting pitcher Scott Baker.

Baker started off the year with the Seattle Mariners but things didn’t quite work out as well as he had hoped. He’ll get the opportunity to make a good first impression this Friday against the Detroit Tigers. A lineup that has chewed up opposing pitchers so far this season.

The 32 year old will have his hands full.

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