Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
4 days ago

Scheppers covered 1.2 scoreless innings in relief during Monday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, giving up two hits and two walks and striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

It was Scheppers' first appearance with the Rangers since October 2016 after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in April. The right-hander earned his way back to the big club after compiling a 4.64 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 21.1 innings with Triple-A Round Rock earlier this season, but it's not expected that he'll be in store for high-leverage work out of the Rangers bullpen. Manager Jeff Banister looks content to proceed with Keone Kela, Jose Leclerc and Alex Claudio as the primary setup options to closer Matt Bush for the time being.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
5 days ago

Scheppers had his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers was cast off the 40-man in April while he was sidelined with an abdominal issue, although he's been able to make 16 appearances for the Rangers' affiliate since getting back to full health. Although he only possesses a 4.64 ERA and a 14:6 K:BB in 21.1 innings pitched, he'll head to the majors to provide bullpen depth nonetheless. Jared Hoying will head back to the minors to make room for him in Texas, while A.J. Griffin (oblique) was moved to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
2 months ago

Scheppers cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheppers has been rehabbing at Triple-A since beginning the season on the DL with an abdominal issue. It's unclear when he might return to the Rangers, and Saturday's move simply serves to remove him from the team's 40-man roster.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
2 months ago

Scheppers (abdomen) has thrown 1.2 innings over two rehab appearances with Triple-A Round Rock, allowing just one hit and no runs.

EDGE Analysis

Things appear to be going smoothly as Scheppers acclimates to live action, though it's still unclear when the Rangers expect him back with the team. A return could be imminent if the right-hander continues to progress without concern.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months ago

Scheppers (abdomen) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

He is on the DL but has been throwing bullpen sessions and is now ready to face hitters in game action as part of his rehab. Once healthy he will occupy a low-leverage role in the Rangers' bullpen.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months ago

Scheppers was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

A second opinion confirmed Scheppers is dealing with an abdominal strain, which will ultimately land him on the DL to open the season. The 30-year-old is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, which should help provide a better idea of when he could be ready to return. His absence to begin the season opened up a roster spot for Dario Alvarez.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months ago

Scheppers (abdomen) is set to throw a bullpen session Saturday and remains listed as day-to-day, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander went for a second opinion on his abdominal strain, which confirmed the initial diagnosis. Saturday's bullpen session and subsequent reevaluation ought to shed light on how close he is to returning to game action. For now, Scheppers appears to be a question mark heading into Opening Day.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months 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.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months 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.

Tanner Scheppers
RP TEX
3 months 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.