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Ross (knee) threw an inning for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, ESPN Boston reports.

Ross had been shut down for a few days with soreness in his left knee. Recent comments by manager John Farrell, who said Ross is a "work in progress," suggests the lefty should get used to pitching for Pawtucket.

Robbie Ross P BOS 10 Days

Ross (knee) appears destined to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Globe reports.

It doesn't appear the development of knee soreness has anything to do with Ross opening up at Pawtucket -- it's performance related. Manager John Farrell said Ross hasn't shown a good finish to his cutter and that the coaches continue to work with him to improve his overall stuff. Having Ross open in the minors clears the way for Tommy Layne to claim a spot on the Opening Day roster.

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Ross (knee) has been described as a "working in progress" by Red Sox manager John Farrell this spring, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

That comment paired with Ross' knee injury and that he's still trying to regain the cutter that made him effective out of the Rangers' bullpen in recent seasons could punch his ticket to Triple-A Pawtucket for the early part of 2015.

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Ross will miss a few days with left knee soreness, the Boston Herald reports.

Ross, who is competing for a spot in the bullpen, has allowed six hits and two runs in two innings over two appearances this spring. He has minor-league options remaining and could open the season at Triple-A.

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Ross, who was used as a starter and reliever with Texas last season, is being viewed exclusively has a reliever with Boston, the Boston Globe reports.

Ross is in competition for what appears to be one or two spots in the bullpen, depending on how many pitchers manager John Farrell wants to take north. The left-hander has two minor-league options remaining, which may factor into the final roster decision. Other lefty candidates include Tommy Layne and Dana Eveland.

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Ross was traded to the Red Sox on Tuesday in exchange for Anthony Ranaudo.

The Red Sox had moved on from the idea of using Ranaudo as a starter, and must prefer Ross over Ranaudo in a relief role. In 145.2 career relief innings, Ross has a 3.27 ERA and 114 strikeouts, so he could be used in the middle innings or as a long man, as he does not have noticeable splits despite being a lefty.

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Ross, who struggled in his most recent start, isn't expected to get a start this week according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Ross was terrible against the Mariners in his most recent appearance, and it appears it has cost him a spot in the rotation for at least this week.

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Ross (2-6) was slammed for six runs on five hits and three walks in just 1.2 innings Thursday against Seattle.

If last week's strong turn against Houston earned Ross a rotation spot, this one -- his second six-run disaster in three starts -- may mean he's already lost it. If the Rangers do give him another shot, though, he'll line up Wednesday against the Angels.

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Ross' strong start last week has earned him another start as Texas shifts to a six-man rotation for the week, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Ross will face Seattle on Friday night in Arlington and figures to be a member of the rotation for the final four weeks, though nothing has been committed to him beyond the start this week.

Robbie Ross P BOS 7 Months

Ross worked five scoreless innings in his start Saturday against Houston.

Filling in for Mike Mikolas, Ross was lifted after just 72 pitches after having pitched in the minors Thursday. There's no guarantee of a further start for Ross, or at least one on a regular turn, but Saturday's outing won't hurt his chances.