Green said that once Ross stretches his regular throwing out to the 150-foot range with no issues the next step would be throwing a bullpen session.
"I don't think he's terribly far off from getting on a mound," Green said.
Ross was placed on the disabled list Saturday April 9 -- retroactive to April 5 -- with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. His only start this season came on April 4 against the Dodgers, when he allowed seven earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.
Edwards experiences setback
Jon Edwards is scheduled to have another MRI after a setback ahead of a scheduled outing with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore Sunday. The 28-year-old right-hander was sent on a rehab assignment there on June 2, when he threw one inning and struck out three batters.
"His warm up session did not go well," Green said. "[He] didn't feel good, so we shut him down. He didn't pitch [Sunday]. He's back here with the expectation that he gets another MRI within a day or two."
Edwards is recovering from a flexor strain in his throwing shoulder. The rehab process seemed to be going well initially, with Edwards throwing his usual mid-90s velocity, but that changed of late.
"Last couple times out I think it was in the low 90s, and just warming up this last time it didn't feel good," Green said. "So it seems a little bit more than the typical lull in recovery, so we're going to look at him and find out what's going on."
• Austin Hedges played an extended spring training game recently and is about a week away from returning to El Paso after fracturing his left hamate (hand) bone back in April.
• Padres No. 17 prospect Nick Torres was named the Texas League Player of the Week Monday after hitting .545 (12-for-22) with five doubles, one home run, three RBIs and three runs during six games last week. On the season with Double-A San Antonio, the outfielder is hitting .306/.340/.480. He is currently on an eight-game hitting streak.
• Shortstop, second baseman and third baseman Diego Goris can now add another position to his repertoire -- catcher. The 25-year-old moved from Triple-A El Paso to Double-A San Antonio where he started catching Saturday. In 33 games across both leagues this year, Goris has hit .320/.352/.520 with four home runs.