Found July 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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.  The police write up (no official report was made) does not mention this.  Witnesses also indicated that Scheppers simply lost a bar fight. Scheppers, 26, was with Rangers' teammates at a bar called Panini.  Whether he started the altercation or not, it's clear he was the one who got hit.  Scheppers had a bruise and minor cuts from the incident.  Nothing more should come from this as Scheppers refused to talk to police and refused medical attention on scene. The Rangers' reliever is 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 46 appearances this season.  He has been an integral part of the Rangers pen this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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