Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 7/27/13

Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers was unable to pitch in an extra-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday after being jumped and assaulted by a group of young men outside the team hotel Thursday night.The Dallas Morning News has more on the story:Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.“They said it happens a lot, actually,” said Scheppers, who had a blackened left eye and two small cuts above his nose. “I’m just lucky nothing serious really happened. I’m good to pitch for (Saturday). I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”Wait, what?Did Scheppers just say getting mugged on the streets in Cleveland "happens a lot" among visiting players? If true, this is extremely disturbing, especially when you consider that Scheppers is no small man himself. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, he should be more than able to handle his business. Well, unless a group of thugs are going around taking aim at innocent pedestrians.Via For the Win

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