Rangers right-handed reliever Tanner Scheppers is rising again and putting himself in position to be a September callup.
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Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers will likely begin a rehab assignment by throwing an inning for Double-A Frisco on Tuesday.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has torn cartilage in his left knee and will miss at least the first half of the season, general manager Jon Daniels said Saturday. Scheppers, who was 4-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 42 relief appearances last year, is scheduled for surgery Wednesday. His knee became swollen after a bullpen session earlier in the week. He...
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Health concerns haunted Tanner Scheppers early in his career. Teams feared the Fresno State product couldn’t shoulder the load, which caused him to fall in consecutive drafts, with an indie-ball stint sandwiched in between. The Rangers ultimately inked him to a contract in 2009, and while there have been maladies here and there, he’s yet […]
Joe Mikulik blew up again this weekend, but at least he kept his clothes on this time. One of baseball’s most fiery managers at any level, Mikulik has earned a reputation as a hothead during his minor league managing tenure. Now the manager of the Frisco RoughRiders — the Texas Rangers’ Double-A affiliate — Mikulik wasted no time reminding us of this. The thing about Mikulik’s...
ARLINGTON, Texas - When 2014 Opening Day starter Tanner Scheppers pitches for Texas next year it will be as a reliever. Scheppers, who has been shut down for the season with right elbow inflammation, knows that his immediate future with the club will be in the bullpen even though he still wants to start. "It's definitive I will be a reliever for next year," Scheppers said. "I'm not...
ARLINGTON, Texas - The ever-changing rotation of the Texas Rangers will have a new look the next time through. Texas placed Opening Day starter Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list because of muscle inflammation in his right elbow. Texas purchased the contract of lefty Aaron Poreda to take Scheppers' roster spot. General manager Jon Daniels said Double-A pitcher Nick Martinez...
John Lackey has had more trouble against the Texas Rangers in his 12-year career than any other opponent. He didn't have many issues in his first start of 2014. With Boston's offense in a rut, Lackey will need to improve his performance against Texas on Monday night when the Red Sox and Rangers begin a three-game series at Fenway Park. Boston (2-4) was outscored 17-8 while dropping...
Tanner Scheppers' transformation from reliever to starter took another turn Wednesday when he was named the Opening Day starter for Texas. Scheppers has never started a regular-season game in the majors and his last regular-season start came in 2011 for Round Rock. He has just eight starts in his pro career. No. 9 will come against Cliff Lee Monday at 1:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park...
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