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Nick Tepesch | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers transferred RHP Nick Tepesch from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the Rangers' 40-man roster for the arrival of Josh Hamilton. Tepesch remains out indefinitely with a nerve issue in his elbow. Apr 27 - 3:44 PM

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Nick Tepesch will begin the season on Triple-A Round Rock's disabled list due to ulnar nerve inflammation.

Tepesch also dealt with the same issue back in 2013 and missed two months of action. He'll rest for three weeks before being re-evaluated.
Apr 7 - 7:13 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nick Martinez took the final spot in the Rangers' rotation, so Tepesch will act as organizational depth. Tepesch had a 10.38 ERA this spring in the Cactus League.
Mar 30 - 11:37 AM

Nick Tepesch was hit hard by the Dodgers, giving up seven runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings on Sunday.

It's the second time this spring Tepesch has allowed seven runs, and now sports an ugly 10.38 ERA in 17 1/3 Cactus League innings. He lost out on the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation to Nick Martinez, and is now pitching for a long relief role.
Mar 29 - 7:27 PM

Nick Tepesch pitched decently in Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Angels, allowing three runs on four hits over five frames.

Tepesch walked one and struck out one on the afternoon, and was tagged for a solo home run off the bat of Albert Pujols. He's still in the running for one of the final spots in the Rangers rotation to begin the season, but with an 8.56 ERA in Cactus League play, he isn't an appealing option even if he does manage to earn a job.
Mar 24 - 10:47 PM

Nick Tepesch bounced back, tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox on Thursday.

Tepesch took a shellacking versus the Giants last Friday, so he needed to turn things around. He limited the White Sox to three hits and a walk. Tepesch is pitching for a spot at the back of the Rangers' starting rotation. More outings like Thursday's could give him the edge when manager Jeff Banister's 25-man roster is finalized.
Mar 12 - 6:56 PM

Nick Tepesch was obliterated by the Giants in Cactus League play on Friday, allowing seven runs on seven hits over 1 1/3 innings.

The Giants got to him early and often in this one, including Matt Duffy leaving the yard to start a five-run uprising in the second inning. While he's still being considered for one of the final spots in the Opening Day rotation, he'll have to pitch much better than this to have a chance.
Mar 6 - 6:54 PM

Nick Tepesch was hammered in Friday's loss to the Athletics, giving up five runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Tepesch also issued four walks while striking out two. The A's broke the game open in with a three-run uprising in the third inning, capped off by a solo homer from Josh Reddick. Tepesch finishes the season with a 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 56/44 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. His strong finish to the season should give him a leg up on the competition for one of the final spots in the Rangers rotation heading into the 2015 season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Nick Tepesch allowed one run on four hits over seven innings but settled for a no-decision against the Angels on Sunday.

Tepesch has now turned in two fairly similar outings his last two times out, both Rangers wins. Despite not factoring in the decision, he lowered his ERA to 4.14 with the strong turn Sunday. It's something to build on for next year, and Tepesch will have one more chance to improve his numbers Friday against the Athletics.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Nick Tepesch yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in a victory over the A's.

Tepesch wasn't impressive -- striking out one and walking two -- but Scott Kazmir languished across the way, allowing him to hang in there for a victory. He hadn't secured one of those since August 6, a string of six starts. Tepesch's overall numbers remain poor (5-11, 4.47 ERA), but he had a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August entering tonight's game. The 25-year-old squares off against the Angels this weekend.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:12:00 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Round Rock.

Tepesch was optioned to the minors over the weekend, but he's back with the big club now that rosters have expanded. The 25-year-old holds a mediocre 4.44 ERA and 47/34 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings with the Rangers this season.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock.

Tepesch is 4-8 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 97 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He'll likely be brought back next week when rosters expand.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Nick Tepesch was solid through four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning and ultimately took a no-decision as the Rangers fell 4-2 to the Astros on Thursday.

Tepesch got the first out of the fifth but allowed a single and a walk before he was relieved by Roman Mendez after throwing 89 pitches. Mendez loaded the bases after allowing a single, then served up a go-ahead grand slam to Jason Castro, allowing both of Tepesch's runners to score. Overall, Tepesch gave up the two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one batter. He'll take a 4.44 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 47/34 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Royals in Kansas City.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Nick Tepesch yielded six earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Royals.

Alex Gordon hit a solo shot in the top of the first inning and then Tepesch fell completely part in a three-walk, three-run fifth. He is now 4-8 with a 4.45 ERA.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Nick Tepesch took a no-decision after limiting the Angels to two runs in seven innings in Sunday's walk-off win.

Tepesch was strong, allowing only the two runs in the second inning. He was in line for the loss, however, until Angels closer Huston Street blew the save in the ninth inning. Tepesch yielded six hits, walked four, and struck out only one. The right-hander has been pitching well as of late, lowering his ERA to 4.15 as a result. Tepesch will oppose the Royals at home next Sunday.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Jon Edwards
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla