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Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch was shut down after suffering a setback in his recovery from an elbow injury last week, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tepesch does not have a timetable for return.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 7 months ago

Tepesch (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Tepesch was expected to be out until at least the end of May as he deals with a nerve irritation in his right elbow, but the move was more likely done to clear room on the roster for the newly acquired Josh Hamilton than a change in his recovery timetable.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 8 months ago

Tepesch has been diagnosed with nerve irritation in his right elbow and will not throw for three weeks, TR Sullivan of reports.

Tepesch struggled mightily in spring training, giving up a whopping 20 runs on 28 hits in 17.1 innings, and it seems the elbow issue may have played a big part. He will start the year on the DL at Triple-A Round Rock, and with a three-week shutdown period expected, Tepesch may have to wait until late May to make his debut.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 8 months ago

Tepesch was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

It's official, Tepesch will not make the Rangers' rotation out of camp, but he remains one of the top options to jump in if an injury befalls one of the starters.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 9 months ago

Tepesch rebouded from a poor initial start this spring with 3.1 scoreless innings Thursday.

Tepesch allowed seven runs while retiring just four batters in his spring debut last week but was much improved in his second appearance. There are two spots open at the back of the Texas rotation, and Tepesch is expected to get heavy consideration for one of them.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 10 months ago

Tepesch will compete with Ross Detwiler and Nick Martinez for the Rangers' fifth starter spot this spring, the team's official site reports.

Detwiler is considered the early favorite, and eventually, the Rangers are expected to have Martin Perez back in the mix following Tommy John surgery. Tepesch has been working on his changeup, and shortening his delivery this offseason. If he ends up in the rotation again, his low strikeout rate (5.4 K/9 last season) makes him a risky option even in AL-only formats.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 1 year ago

Tepesch struck out two and walked four while giving up six runs -- five earned -- on six hits over 4.1 innings against the A's on Friday night.

The 2014 campaign ends for Tepesch with a 4.36 ERA to his name, and what seems to be an almost certain ticket for Triple-A to begin 2015. His destination may hinge on the health of the Rangers' other starters, and the moves made by the front office during the winter, but he's shown the ceiling of a No. 5 starter thus far in parts of two big league seasons.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 1 year ago

Tepesch allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three in seven innings in the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.

That makes two straight one-run outings for Tepesch. He's allowed eight runs in four starts in September. His ERA moved to 4.14 as a result of the start. He'll be back on the mound Friday against the Athletics.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 1 year ago

Tepesch pitched six quality innings Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out one in the victory over the A's.

At best, Tepesch has been at times serviceable this season, as Tuesday's start was his 10th quality outing on the year. In 20 starts (114.2 innings), Tepesch has a 4.47 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and a mediocre 51:38 K:BB. His next start is set for Sunday on the road against the Angels.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 1 year ago

Tepesch was tagged for three runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings in a losing effort Wednesday.

The Rangers' rotation plans for the final weeks of the season are murky, but Tepesch could continue to take the ball every fifth day as the organization attempts to assess their plans for him in 2015 and beyond.