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Tanner Scheppers | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 60-day disabled list with a left knee injury.
Scheppers needed surgery earlier this month to repair torn articular cartilage in his left knee and will not be available to the Rangers until sometime after the 2016 All-Star break. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for new left fielder Ian Desmond, who agreed to a one-year, $8 million free agent contract late last week. Feb 29 - 9:40 AM

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Tanner Scheppers has torn articular cartilage in his left knee and will undergo surgery.

Scheppers will be sidelined until after the All-Star break. The Rangers have cultivated a nice and deep bullpen in Texas, so they should be able to absorb this loss without much difficulty. Scheppers registered a 5.63 ERA over 38 1/3 innings in 2015.
Feb 20 - 11:25 AM

Rangers and RHP Tanner Scheppers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

Scheppers was in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He held a disappointing 5.63 ERA in 2015. He'll be looking to bounce back in 2016.
Jan 15 - 2:13 PM

Tanner Scheppers tried to play catch Saturday but still felt soreness in his right index finger.

Scheppers suffered a cut on the finger during the celebration after the Rangers clinched the American League West. The reliever is not on the team's ALDS roster and it doesn't sound like he'll be an option to be added anytime soon.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Tanner Scheppers suffered a cut on his right index finger during the Rangers' post-clinching celebration on Sunday.

The cut required five stitches. While a handful of players were sent to the instructional league to stay sharp in case they are needed during the postseason, Scheppers remains in Arlington. The 28-year-old struggled to the tune of a 5.63 ERA in 42 appearances this season.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Tanner Scheppers from Triple-A Round Rock.

It's been a disappointing season for Scheppers, who holds a 5.66 ERA over 38 appearances with the big club while making a couple trips to the minors. He'll be used in low-leverage situations initially.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Tanner Scheppers from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Scheppers is over his knee injury, but the Rangers want to see more out of him before putting him back into their bullpen. He holds a 5.66 ERA over 38 appearances for the big club this season.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Tanner Scheppers (knee) has begun a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco.

Scheppers is eligible to return early next week and should be activated at that time. He's been out with left knee inflammation.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Scheppers evidently suffered the injury on Saturday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Phil Klein has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Tanner Scheppers from Triple-A Round Rock.

Scheppers allowed five runs over four relief innings last month with the Rangers but hasn't given up any earned runs during his 10 appearances in the minors. He'll work in middle relief for now but could eventually find himself in the later innings if he pitches well.
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:10:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A Round Rock.

Scheppers returned from the disabled list barely over a week ago and has now been sent out after allowing five runs over four relief innings. He'll get another chance later this season.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Tanner Scheppers from the 15-day disabled list.

Scheppers got a late start to the season because of an ankle injury, but he struck out five over 2 2/3 scoreless rehab innings. He'll operate in a setup role.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 03:09:00 PM

The Rangers will wait until Friday to activate Tanner Scheppers (ankle) from the disabled list.

He had been slated to come off the DL Wednesday, but with an off day Thursday the club has elected to give him a little extra rest. Scheppers struck out five over 2 2/3 scoreless rehab innings and will rejoin the Rangers' bullpen in a setup role.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) is likely to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

The feeling had been that he'd rejoin the Rangers' bullpen sooner than that, but the club has elected to give him a couple days off after he appeared in three games in four days during his rehab assignment Scheppers will move into a setup role.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) struck out all three hitters he faced in his first minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.

He's expected to appear in a few more games before he's cleared to rejoin the Rangers bullpen. With the current cast of characters holding down the fort there, his return would be a very welcomed sight.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 10:46:00 PM

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2B1Rougned Odor
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LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
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3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
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6A.J. Griffin
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Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Cesar Ramos
8Alex Claudio
9Tanner Scheppers