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Tanner Scheppers | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
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Rangers activated RHP Tanner Scheppers from the disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
That takes him off the 40-man roster. Scheppers is over his abdominal strain but the Rangers already have a full bullpen. He'll bide his time in the minors until a spot opens up in Texas. Apr 15 - 5:56 PM

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Tanner Scheppers (abdomen) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

Scheppers suffered an abdominal strain late in spring training. The right-hander will fill a middle relief role for Texas when healthy.
Apr 8 - 7:05 PM

Rangers placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 10-day disabled list with an abdominal strain.

He suffered the injury over a week ago but did return to game action recently. Scheppers could return sometime in April.
Apr 2 - 12:42 PM

Tanner Scheppers (abdomen) is not expected to be on the Opening Day roster.

Scheppers has been dealing with a sore abdominal muscle recently and has had issues with his control this spring. He could open the season on the DL if he doesn't see improvement on the health front, but he also has options remaining.
Mar 29 - 1:11 PM

Tanner Scheppers (abdomen) will return to game action Wednesday.

Scheppers exited an appearance Friday with a left abdominal strain, but it was a minor issue. He could still make the Opening Day roster if he doesn't have a setback.
Mar 28 - 5:22 PM

Tanner Scheppers (abdomen) reported improvement Sunday and hasn't been ruled out for Opening Day.

Scheppers exited an appearance Friday with a left abdominal strain, but it appears the ailment is relatively minor. It's unclear when he might try to throw again.
Mar 26 - 11:45 AM

Tanner Scheppers has been diagnosed with a left abdominal strain.

He'll require further evaluation and no timetable for his return has been noted yet. The club also hasn't ruled out a sports hernia for the right-hander. It looks increasingly likely that he'll start the season on the disabled list.
Mar 25 - 11:43 AM

Tanner Scheppers is set to undergo an MRI after leaving Friday's Cactus League appearance due to pain in his "lower core".

While the severity of the injury is not yet known, there's a strong likelihood that the right-hander will begin the 2017 season on the disabled list. Expect the Rangers to provide an update on his status on Saturday after learning the results of the MRI.
Mar 24 - 8:23 PM

Tanner Scheppers was forced to leave Friday's Cactus League game with an undisclosed injury.

It's unclear what the injury is, but the right-hander was forced to depart with the athletic trainer in the ninth inning. Rangers manager Jeff Bannister termed it an injury to his "lower half" and said he'll be re-evaluated on Saturday. Scheppers was expected to secure one of the final spot's in the Opening Day bullpen, but that is now in jeopardy.
Mar 24 - 7:16 PM

Rangers and RHP Tanner Scheppers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $975,000 contract.

Scheppers was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. He held a 4.15 ERA over 10 appearances in an injury-shortened 2016.
Jan 13 - 1:25 PM

Tanner Scheppers got the call and pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to preserve the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Astros.

Scheppers retired the Astros in order, striking out one in the process. It's hard to know what to make of the Rangers' bullpen situation right now, but it's worth noting that Scheppers got a save chance a day after Sam Dyson blew his fifth save of the year. Perhaps Dyson wasn't available or Rangers manager Jeff Banister will employ a dreaded closer-by-committee down the stretch, but Scheppers, who has yet to allow a run in 3 1/3 innings since coming off the disabled list, is worth a speculative add for save-needy teams.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Tanner Scheppers from the 60-day disabled list.

Scheppers has been out all season following February knee surgery, but he's finally ready to make his return. The 29-year-old is coming off six scoreless appearances with Triple-A Round Rock.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Tanner Scheppers (knee) tossed a scoreless rehab inning Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock.

That's now six scoreless minor league rehab innings for Scheppers, who is due to be activated Friday after major league rosters expand. The setup man has been out all season following February knee surgery.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:50:00 PM

Tanner Scheppers (knee) worked a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock.

He allowed one run in two innings with Double-A Frisco before moving his minor league rehab assignment this week to Triple-A. Scheppers has been out all season following February knee surgery but could become an option for the Rangers' bullpen sometime in September.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:29:00 PM

Tanner Scheppers (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Frisco.

Scheppers cleared the last hurdle before game action by getting through a 30-pitch live batting practice session Saturday. "In my mind, I feel like I’m ready," Scheppers said. "I think it’s about getting game experience and getting that blood flow again." Out all season following surgery to repair torn articular cartilage in his left knee, Scheppers will throw every third day through the end of August before eventually appearing back-to-back days. Obviously it will still be a while before he can rejoin the Rangers' bullpen.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 12:39:00 PM

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