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Detroit Tigers: Why Tyson Ross is worth a flier right now

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 21: Tyson Ross #44 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 21, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 21: Tyson Ross #44 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 21, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 11: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 removes starting pitcher Myles Jaye #65 of the Detroit Tigers from the game during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 11, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila should take a flier on Tyson Ross for the rest of 2017 and 2018. Ross, who recently became available, could make for an intriguing bounce-back candidate.

Detroit Tigers fans have seen some significant change in the starting rotation over the past few months.

Justin Verlander has been traded, while Daniel Norris and Michael Fulmer have missed time or are currently missing time due to injury.

There’s also young starters Buck Farmer, Chad Lewicki and Myles Jaye, who have moved into the rotation.

More change could conceivably due the Tigers some good.

Since the beginning of September, Detroit starters rank 20th in the league in WAR and last in xFIP.

With a rebuild under way and the season winding down, statistics obviously don’t matter as much as in the midst of a pennant chase.

That being said, the Tigers need to start taking steps forward with their rebuild next season.

They can’t do that if they’re hemorrhaging runs and taxing the bullpen.

One player who could be part of a potential solution is Tyson Ross.

Ross, who was recently released by Texas, is in the midst of a down season. However, he’s an intriguing candidate bounce-back candidate given his past success.

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