Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 7 days 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 SP TEX 1 week 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 SP TEX 1 week 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 SP TEX 2 weeks 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.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Scheppers will not make anymore rehab appearances before being activated, Anthony Andro of FoxSports Southwest reports.

The club doesn't plan to activate Scheppers Monday, but it appears he's nearing a return. The 28-year-old has been sidelined with an ankle issue since the spring and has apparently received enough work to not need any more rehab appearances.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Scheppers (ankle) will begin the season on the 15-day DL, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The team has a number of untested but live arms in the bullpen, but Scheppers once again begins a season less than 100 percent.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Scheppers (ankle) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Scheppers is expected to begin the season on the disabled list this season, but it's a good sign that he's progressing. If all goes well in his recovery, he remains in line to serve as the setup man in front of Neftali Feliz, with a possible shot at the closing role should Feliz get injured or falter.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Scheppers (ankle) underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed no structural damage, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Scheppers is still unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, but the results of the MRI are encouraging nonetheless and will allow him to resume throwing in the near future. The 28-year-old could begin the season on the disabled list which would sideline him until at least April 11, but he's expected to fill in as the team's primary setup man when he returns to full health.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Scheppers (ankle) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Scheppers traveled back to Texas to have his ankle examined, after undergoing an MRI on Monday. In the likely event he's placed on the disabled list, he'll be eligible to make his season debut April 11. Once healthy, Scheppers is expected to work as the primary setup man in front of closer Neftali Feliz.

Tanner Scheppers SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Scheppers (ankle) could be forced to begin the season on the disabled list, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Scheppers went in for an MRI Monday, indicating that his ankle was still a bit sore. He's only pitched 3.2 innings in "A" games this spring, and would likely need to get in some more work in the final week before the season to be ready. If he ends up on the DL, Scheppers would be eligible to return April 11.