Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/29/14
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. Cleveland-based entertainment website Scene reported Sunday that Scheppers verbally instigated the incident. The website cited a witness without giving the person's name. The Cleveland Police Department said Sunday that Scheppers was involved in a physical altercation at 2:30 a.m. Friday. The statement said Scheppers "refused to provide information and refused to make a police report." Scheppers pitched a scoreless inning in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Indians, his first work since the altercation. Approached by reporters following the game, Scheppers tersely said, "I already told you ...
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