60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 3 days ago

Scheppers (knee) has shed crutches and begun walking without issues, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Scheppers hopes to return just after the All-Star break, but obviously has a long way to go before getting to that point.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 2 months ago

The Rangers placed Scheppers (knee) on the 60-day disabled list Monday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Scheppers underwent knee surgery last week and is facing an extended absence, so the Rangers decided he would go on the 60-day disabled list to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for recent acquisition Ian Desmond. It's not entirely clear when Scheppers will be ready to pitch again, but he is not expected to do until the latter portion of the season.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 2 months ago

Scheppers needs knee surgery and will be out until the second half, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Scheppers suffered from knee issues in 2015 and 2012, so it's not too shocking he needs work down there. The 29-year-old mostly profiles as organizational bullpen depth at this point, so this is news that carries little impact for the Rangers and fantasy players.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 3 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran righty, who turns 29 on Jan. 17, has had many valleys and a few peaks in his four years in the major leagues. Once viewed as a potential late-inning arm, and briefly tested out as a starter, Scheppers now figures to be organizational depth, given how loaded the Rangers are at the back of the bullpen.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 7 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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although the Rangers have yet to formally submit their ALDS roster, Scheppers will almost certainly be left off it, as the right-hander did not even travel with his teammates to Toronto for the start of the series. It seems Scheppers, who posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 42 appearances this season, may have sustained the cut while partying after the team clinched the NL West on the final day of the regular season.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 8 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Scheppers has been dealing with his fair share of bumps and bruises of late, but should be available to pitch in long relief if needed Sunday afternoon. There's little fantasy value to find in that role.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 8 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is dealing with a knee issue and will test it out Saturday before the Rangers decide whether or not to activate him. He should pitch in mid-leverage situations out of the bullpen down the stretch.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 11 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.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 1 year 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.

60DTanner Scheppers RP TEX 1 year 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.