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Tanner Scheppers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 17 - 1:10 PM

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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.
Apr 27 - 5:56 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.
Apr 17 - 3:09 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.
Apr 15 - 11:47 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.
Apr 13 - 7:43 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.
Apr 9 - 10:46 PM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco on Thursday.

He's slated for 3-5 appearances before being activated. Scheppers has battled a right ankle injury for nearly a month but could be back in the Rangers' bullpen by the end of next week.
Apr 7 - 10:20 PM

Rangers placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury.

Scheppers was sidelined by an ankle injury for much of spring training, but he has begun to make good progress and should join the Rangers' bullpen around mid-April. He'll work as a setup man this summer for Texas closer Neftali Feliz and may carry decent value in fantasy leagues that count holds.
Apr 5 - 6:05 PM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game on Sunday.

Scheppers is also expected to pitch in back-to-back games for Double-A Frisco next weekend. The ankle sprain has sidelined Scheppers for most of the spring (he pitched in just four games). On the positive side, no serious damage was revealed in an MRI and he might be able to re-join the team by the middle of April if he responds well in his back-to-back appearances.
Apr 4 - 6:40 PM

An MRI on Tanner Scheppers' right ankle showed no structural damage.

He's been cleared to resume throwing, although it's not clear when he'll return to game action. Scheppers has been limited to just four appearances this spring due to the ankle issue, so he could begin the season on the disabled list even though the MRI revealed good news.
Mar 31 - 6:33 PM

Tanner Scheppers will get an MRI on his right ankle.

Scheppers sprained the ankle in early March and then re-aggravated it on Sunday afternoon. Opening Day is just a week away, so the right-handed reliever may have to spend some time on the disabled list.
Mar 30 - 11:45 AM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) will make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday.

Scheppers has battled an ankle injury in camp but has been cleared for game action after getting through another bullpen session Saturday with no issues. The right-hander is slated for setup duties this season.
Mar 15 - 12:20 PM

Tanner Scheppers isn't worried about his ankle injury.

Scheppers suffered a mild ankle sprain earlier this week and was scratched from a scheduled Cactus League appearance on Wednesday, but he told reporters that there is no more swelling and that he would be available to pitch if this were the regular season. The right-handed setup man should be 100 percent on Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 11:10 AM

Tanner Scheppers (ankle) was a scratch from Wednesday's game.

Scheppers sprained his ankle on Sunday. The Rangers have indicated that the injury is not serious and that his scratch from the B-game on Wednesday was merely a precautionary measure.
Mar 11 - 1:32 PM

Tanner Scheppers (elbow) said he felt good Tuesday during a 30-pitch bullpen session.

Scheppers was limited to 23 innings last season due to elbow issues, but he's back to full health. The Rangers gave him a shot as a starter to begin 2014, but he'll be used in a relief role this year.
Feb 17 - 11:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Matt Harrison
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Martin Perez
7Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Spencer Patton
5Anthony Bass
6Sam Freeman
7Ross Ohlendorf
8Ross Detwiler
9Anthony Ranaudo
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla