DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
7 hours ago

Scheppers (abdomen) is not yet ready to return to live action, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers has been attempting to return to Cactus League play Wednesday, but it appears a trip to the DL or extended spring training is more likely. The 30-year-old reliever exited his last spring game with the injury after allowing three runs over 1.1 innings. Scheppers' absence could open up a middle-relief spot for Alex Claudio or even Dario Alvarez.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
1 day ago

Scheppers (abdomen) could return to Cactus League play Wednesday, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He recently left a game with a left abdominal strain, so it would be a bit surprising if he returned just days later. Scheppers projects to open the year in a middle relief role.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 days ago

Scheppers (abdomen) is expected to throw Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers exited Friday's game with a left abdominal strain. No officially timetable has been established for his return, but the team has not ruled him out for Opening Day yet. More updates should hopefully become available in the coming days.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
4 days ago

Scheppers has been diagnosed with a left abdominal strain and sent for further evaluations, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team isn't ruling out a sports hernia, a condition which would set him back for at least a month. Regardless, Scheppers' status for Opening Day is certainly in jeopardy and could open up a larger bullpen role for Alex Claudio or Nick Martinez. Upcoming tests should provide a better estimate as to the extent of the injury.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
5 days ago

Scheppers left Friday's spring appearance with an apparent lower half injury, The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers was struggling to record outs before leaving with the injury as well. The right-hander dealt with microfracture surgery in his knee last season, and he hasn't looked like himself for much of spring training, with a 6:5 K:BB and a brutal 1.83 WHIP over his 7.2 innings of work. Scheppers shouldn't be considered a lock for Texas's Opening Day roster any more, particularly if this injury costs him a chance to show his old form is around before spring runs out.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
6 months ago

Scheppers tossed a scoreless inning for his first save Tuesday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers bullpen was exhausted from an extra-innings contest Monday night, leaving Scheppers in line for his first save opportunity since returning from the DL September 6. Scheppers has now recorded 10 outs without allowing a single baserunner, and he figures to be a key part of Texas's bullpen down the stretch, perhaps serving as the setup man to Sam Dyson.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
7 months ago

Scheppers (knee) was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

February knee surgery put Scheppers on the shelf for an extended period but he's reached the end of the long recovery process. Scheppers struggled last year but he was excellent during his rehab assignment, allowing just one run on six hits in eight innings between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He won't be in the mix to close but Scheppers may quickly become a key part of the bridge to Sam Dyson.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
7 months ago

Scheppers (knee) is expected to be called up when rosters expand following a fifth rehab appearance, Ryan Posner of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers could slide into a semi-prominent role in the Texas bullpen with Jeremy Jeffress' status still very much up in the air, though Matt Bush and Sam Dyson continue to provide ample support in the final two innings.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
7 months ago

Scheppers (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment following a pain-free throwing session Saturday, Ryan Posner of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers has missed the entire 2016 season and isn't expected to fill a major role in the Texas bullpen once healthy but he is trending toward an activation when rosters expand in September.

DTDTanner Scheppers
RP TEX
8 months ago

Scheppers (knee) is expected to resume throwing Monday after swelling in his knee forced him to curtail his previous throwing program, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers is expected to throw from the mound Monday and then live batting practice Wednesday. He's aiming for a September return.