Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 4 weeks ago

Scheppers (finger) agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 4 months ago

Scheppers suffered a cut on his right index finger Sunday and required five stitches, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 5 months ago

Scheppers was activated from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 5 months ago

Scheppers is with the Rangers and could be activated for Sunday's game, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 9 months ago

Scheppers was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers elected to shake up their bullpen, dropping Kyuji Fujikawa from the 40-man roster and bringing Scheppers and Ross Ohlendorf aboard from Triple-A. After posting an impressive 1.88 ERA and 1.07 over 76.2 relief innings for the Rangers in 2013, Scheppers has fallen on some tougher times. He struggled in his five bullpen appearances with the big club earlier this season and will probably have to prove himself in low-leverage spots before manager Jeff Banister begins to rely on him more.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 10 months ago

Scheppers was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

Scheppers has struggled mightily in five appearances this season, working to an 11.25 ERA with four strikeouts and four walks. The move still comes as a surprise as Scheppers was expected to fill a setup role for the Rangers this year. Alex Claudio was recalled Monday in a corresponding move and will slot into the big league bullpen.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 10 months ago

Scheppers was awful Sunday, walking three of the four batters he faced in the eighth inning while trying to protect a four-run lead.

All three of those runners came in to score, and the Rangers ultimately blew the lead in the ninth inning. Part of the problem was that Neftali Feliz was required to come into the game in the eighth and had to throw extra pitches. Scheppers is supposed to be the Rangers' eighth-inning guy, but this was not promising.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 10 months ago

Scheppers picked up his first hold of the season, allowing a run on two hits in an eventual 3-1 win over the Mariners on Friday.

Scheppers came off the DL earlier in the week and has jumped back into his role as the primary setup man for closer Neftali Feliz.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 10 months ago

Scheppers (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, John Blake of the Rangers' official website reports.

Given the Rangers' lack of impressive bullpen arms, Scheppers figures to get most of his work in the seventh and eighth innings. If Neftali Feliz falters in the closer's role, Scheppers should be one of the first options to take over the ninth inning.

Tanner Scheppers RP TEX 10 months ago

Scheppers (ankle) will be activated from the DL on Friday, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

Fortunately, given his injury history, Scheppers is returning from an ankle injury and not an arm or shoulder injury. He should slot into a semi-high leverage role in the Rangers' bullpen. Back in 2013 he had a 1.88 ERA in 76.2 relief innings, although his K-rate was below average for a reliever.