Nick Tepesch
SP FA
1 month ago

Tepesch was sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old righty cleared waivers and will remain with the Jays to begin the offseason. Tepesch has appeared in 47 big-league game, 44 of which he started, but only logged four outings this season with Minnesota and Buffalo.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
1 month ago

Tepesch was designated for assignment on Saturday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Luis Santos, whose contract was selected from Triple-A. Tepesch logged a 5.17 ERA in four big-league starts this year and has a 4.71 ERA in 238.2 MLB innings.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch was reinstated from paternity leave and sent down to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch seemed to be the odd man following Tom Koehler's call up Thursday, and it was made official prior to this weekend's series against the Twins. Instead of occupying a spot in the bullpen, Tepesch will journey back to Buffalo for the time being, but he could return to the big-league club as early as next week when the rosters expand. During three starts with the Blue Jays, the right-hander has posted a 5.14 ERA and 1.71 WHIP while recording just seven strikeouts in 14 innings. Following Tepesch's demotion, it appears likely that Joe Biagini will come up from Triple-A Buffalo and start for Toronto on Sunday.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch (paternity) may be an odd man out regarding Toronto's rotation moving forward, with Tom Koehler entering the fold for Thursday's game against the Rays, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch struggled during his previous outing Saturday, giving up a pair of runs on five hits and three walks in just 3.2 innings against the Cubs. He hasn't provided much in his four starts this season, posting a 5.17 ERA and 1.98 WHIP while only striking out nine over 15.2 innings. There hasn't been any official word on whether the right-hander will be replaced in the coming days, but the with JA Happ set to take the mound Friday, Tepesch will either pick up a start this weekend, or quite possibly head to the bullpen for the rest of the season.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch will be away from the team for a maximum of three games while he awaits the birth of his child. Due to the Blue Jays' off day Monday, the team wouldn't have needed Tepesch until their games either Friday or Saturday against the Rays, so the right-hander's absence for a few days won't force manager John Gibbons to alter his rotation. The Blue Jays called up Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo to provide some extra depth in the meantime.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch didn't factor into the decision after giving up two runs on five hits and three walks over 3.2 innings Saturday against the Cubs. He struck out three batters.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch struggled Saturday -- throwing just 67 pitches and registering his shortest outing as a Blue Jay -- after tossing a quality start and earning his first win of the season last week. He now owns an unimpressive 5.17 ERA and 9:9 K:BB through four big-league starts, and he may be in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation with Joe Biagini nearing a promotion. Even if he is given another start, which would likely come Friday against the Twins, he isn't a viable fantasy option.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch (1-2) allowed one run on four hits and three walks across six innings in Monday's win over the Rays. He did not record a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch epitomized pitching to contact in this one, calling his defense into action on all 18 outs he recorded in this effective outing. His only real mistake came on a solo home run by Wilson Ramos in the second inning, a two-run shot by Josh Donaldson provided all the run support necessary for the victory. Tepesch had not fated well in either of his previous two appearances this season, but this performance should keep him in the rotation for the time being. He will next take the ball Saturday against the Cubs.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Tepesch was recalled by the Blue Jays prior to his scheduled start Wednesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Aaron Sanchez (finger) and Cesar Valdez (shoulder) sidelined, Tepesch will take over the vacant rotation spot for Wednesday's matchup with the Yankees. The right-hander lasted just 1.2 innings in a spot start for the Twins earlier this season, allowing seven runs (one earned) before being traded to the Blue Jays. Barring a phenomenal performance, Tepesch will likely cede his roster spot and head back to Triple-A Buffalo within the coming week.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
2 months ago

Manager John Gibbons confirmed Tepesch will start Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tepesch will make his Blue Jays debut after being acquired from the Twins in late-July. The right-hander has 44 big-league games (41 starts) under his belt, and owns a 4.69 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 224.2 innings. In a corresponding move, Matt Dermody will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Nick Tepesch
SP FA
3 months ago

Tepesch is a candidate to fill one of Toronto's two vacancies in its starting rotation, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following the trade of Francisco Liriano to Houston, and Cesar Valdez failing to capitalize on his crack at the rotation, Tepesch is closing in on making his Blue Jays debut. The right-hander made 39 starts for Texas in 2013 and 2014, but has appeared in just two MLB contests since. He owns an unappealing big-league ERA of 4.69 with 137 strikeouts over 224.2 career innings, but the 28-year-old has done well at Triple-A in recent years. If he does get called up, Tepesch may be worth a look for owners in deep leagues that need pitching.