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Nick Tepesch | Starting Pitcher | #23

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 14 (0) / TEX
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Twins re-signed RHP Nick Tepesch to a minor league contract.
The 28-year-old right-hander was released by Minnesota last week to open a roster spot for Chris Heston. He is currently on the disabled list with Triple-A Rochester due to a hamstring strain. Jun 13 - 5:32 PM

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Twins released RHP Nick Tepesch.

The Twins just claimed Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers, with Tepesch's release serving as the corresponding move. The 28-year-old right-hander has appeared in just two major league games over the last two seasons. He will try to latch on elsewhere as a free agent.
Jun 7 - 6:22 PM

Twins optioned RHP Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Rochester.

The 28-year-old made just one start for the Twins, allowing seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. No word yet from the Twins on a corresponding move, though fans of the club continue to clamor for Jose Berrios to join the rotation.
May 12 - 10:21 PM

Nick Tepesch will make another start for the Twins on Thursday against the White Sox.

Tepesch got blown up for seven runs over just 1 2/3 innings of work on Saturday against the Red Sox, but he was surprisingly kept on the active roster after that outing. The right-hander obviously makes for a poor fantasy streaming option versus Chicago.
May 9 - 5:05 PM

Nick Tepesch was obliterated in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, surrendering seven runs (one earned) on five hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work.

Tepesh navigated the first inning without any damage but ran into a buzzsaw in the second. After retiring the first two hitters, Chris Young clubbed a solo homer to get the party started. After that, Sandy Leon singled and Josh Rutledge reached on an error that should have ended the inning. The next five Red Sox all reached to break the game open and chase the right-hander. It would be shocking if he got another start for the Twins.
May 6 - 6:22 PM

Nick Tepesch will start for the Twins on Saturday against the Red Sox.

"I’d imagine there’s a good chance he’ll get more than one chance but I can’t say that as an absolute," manager Paul Molitor told reporters Thursday. Tepesch has not made an appearance this season at the major league level and he holds a 4.68 career ERA and 1.37 career WHIP. There are far better streaming options in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 4 - 12:18 PM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll take the place of Buddy Boshers, who was sent down after Sunday's game. The 28-year-old Tepesch had a 2.00 ERA through his first three starts in Triple-A this year, but figures to pitch in a long relief role with the big club.
Apr 24 - 2:57 PM

Nick Tepesch is expected to join the Twins on Monday in Texas.

The right-hander would be taking the place of Buddy Boshers who was sent down to Triple-A Rochester after Sunday's game. Tepesch would provide a fresh arm in the bullpen with the ability to go multiple innings.
Apr 23 - 7:09 PM

Twins reassigned RHP Nick Tepesch to minor league camp.

Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that this means Michael Tonkin and Justin Haley are both likely to make the Opening Day roster. Tepesch, a non-roster invitee, compiled a 4.41 ERA and 9/9 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings this spring.
Mar 29 - 9:36 AM

Twins signed RHP Nick Tepesch to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

After missing all of 2015 due to elbow issues and thoracic outlet syndrome, Tepesch made one appearance with the Dodgers last season and posted a 3.96 ERA and 62/28 K/BB ratio over 116 innings in Triple-A in between stops with the Rangers, Athletics, Royals, and Dodgers. The 28-year-old is another depth piece for Minnesota.
Jan 11 - 8:41 AM

Royals sent RHP Nick Tepesch outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Tepesch cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He allowed five runs over four innings in the majors this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Nick Tepesch for assignment.

Tepesch was claimed off waivers from the A's in July but never did make it up to Kansas City. He holds a 4.68 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 43 career major league appearances.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Royals claimed RHP Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Athletics; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

Tepesch is headed to his third organization in less than a month. The Royals moved Kris Medlen to the 60-day DL to make room for Tepesch on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old has pitched to a 3.96 ERA in 17 minor league starts this year. His only major league appearance came with the Dodgers back in June.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Nick Tepesch for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for corner infield prospect Ryon Healy, who is joining the A's on Friday. Tepesch has a 4.68 career ERA in the majors.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 03:36:00 PM

Athletics claimed RHP Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

Tepesch was designated for assignment by the Dodgers after struggling in his lone start with the club last Friday. The 27-year-old will function as starting depth in the minors.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 06:21:00 PM

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2B1Brian Dozier
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3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
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PosRoleName
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PosRoleName
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2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor Hildenberger
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