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On Thursday it was reported that Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers was attacked while grabbing food on a street in Cleveland, only a couple of blocks away from the team hotel.
In town to take on the Indians, the 6’4, 200-pound right-hander told the team he was “attacked by several young males,” and “sucker-punched.”
“They said it happens a lot, actually,” Scheppers told the Dallas Morning News. “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. I went down like a sack of potatoes.”
Donning a black eye and a couple of cuts to his face, Scheppers didn’t pitch on Friday as he was dealing with the effects of being jumped.
On Saturday afternoon, however, a different version of the story came to light. Reportedly, Scheppers, reliever Joe Nathan and catcher A.J. Pierzynski were all at Panini’s Bar in downtown Cleveland when Scheppers instigated the fight around 2:30 a.m., according to the Dallas Morning
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Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers was unavailable to pitch in Cleveland on Friday night after he was sucker-punched outside the team's hotel.
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Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers claimed he was mugged and sucker-punched outside a Cleveland hotel Friday, but witnesses are saying that he may have been the instigator.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- So apparently Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers wasn't involved in a fight in Cleveland after all.
The team said Monday they have a full understanding of what happened in the incident Thursday night in Cleveland.
Scheppers was jumped on the street and punched in the face. He sustained a bruised left eye and cuts on his face as well as a headache form...
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Texas Rangers’ pitcher, Tanner Scheppers, was the victim of an aggravated assault Thursday night by a group of men while he was out for a bite to eat. The incident occurred somewhere between his hotel and the restaurant downtown Cleveland. His team, the Texas Rangers, are in town this weekend to play the Cleveland Indians. Scheppers received a...
What in the blue hell is going on in Cleveland?
Rangers relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers was brutally and randomly attacked on Thursday night in Cleveland while getting food.
By Scheppers account, a group of young men ‘attacked’ and ‘sucker punched’ him, resulting in a black eye and other minor injuries. He didn’t appear in Friday’s game vs the Indians, due to a headache...
Texas Rangers' pitcher Tanner Scheppers escaped serious injury, but he was not available for yesterday's game. Scheppers originally reported being assaulted by a group of men and sucker-punched. However, it seems the incident may have simply been a bar fight.
Doug Brown of Clevescene.com says witnesses who saw the altercation said Scheppers was the verbal instigator...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after he said he was "sucker-punched" while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.
Scheppers had cuts above his nose and bruising around his left eyes when he spoke to reporters prior to Saturday night's game against the Indians.
"I'm just lucky nothing serious happened,"...
The Texas Rangers say pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after being attacked while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.
The Rangers say Scheppers suffered a bruised eye and contusion Thursday night. He was unavailable to pitch in Friday night's 11-8 loss to the Indians in 11 innings.
The Rangers say the incident occurred a few blocks from the team's...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.
Scheppers said he was "sucker-punched by several young males" while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team's hotel Thursday night. He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away.
According to reports, Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers "lost a barfight" early Friday morning in Cleveland.
Despite Scheppers telling reporters that he suffered a bruised left eye and cuts on his face because of a sucker-punch after having dinner Thursday night in Cleveland, Clevescene.com reports a witness said the incident actually happened at 2:30 a.m., when...
The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.
Scheppers said he was ''sucker-punched by several young males'' while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team's hotel Thursday night. He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away.
Expect Major League Baseball teams to beef up security for their players the next time they are in Cleveland. Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers was unavailable for the team’s extra-inning loss to the Indians on Friday night because he was recovering from a mugging which took place outside the hotel the team is staying at on their road trip. Via the Dallas Morning News: Scheppers...
It was a while back that we pointed to 10 cent beer night in Cleveland as a hallmark event that was evidence that Cleveland is the ******** of America. And I don’t care who I offended and I don’t care that many of my good friends and family members are Cleveland fans.
Here’s the latest nugget that proves Cleveland is full of ******, bitter, crummy, scummy individuals. Poor...