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Tanner Scheppers | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Tanner Scheppers has elected free agency.
Scheppers appeared in just five games for the Rangers in 2017, allowing three runs (6.75 ERA) in his four innings of work. He has proven in the past to be a reliable bullpen option, which is usually enough to earn him another shot someplace else. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 02:58:00 PM

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Rangers sent RHP Tanner Scheppers outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Scheppers was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He has a 5.05 ERA this season at Triple-A Round Rock and a 6.75 ERA this season in the major leagues.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Tanner Scheppers for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Paolo Espino. Scheppers has spent most of the season in the minors, posting a 5.05 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock and a 6.75 ERA in the majors.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 07:10:00 PM

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

Scheppers holds a 6.75 ERA over five relief appearances in the majors this season. Tony Barnette is back from the disabled list.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 12:22:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Tanner Scheppers from Triple-A Round Rock.

Scheppers lost his spot on the 40-man roster back in April, but he's gotten it back even though he's posted an underwhelming 4.64 ERA and 14/6 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings at Round Rock. He'll work in middle relief.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 04:13:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 05:56:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 07:05:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 12:42:00 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.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 01:11:00 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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 05:22:00 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.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 11:45:00 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.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 11:43:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 08:23:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 07:16:00 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.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 01:25:00 PM

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