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Nick Tepesch | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 14 (0) / TEX
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Dodgers designated RHP Nick Tepesch for assignment.
Not surprising after Tepesch gave up five runs over four innings on Friday against the Pirates. The recently-acquired Chris Taylor will take his place on the active roster. Jun 25 - 3:47 PM

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Nick Tepesch was tagged for five runs over four innings Friday against the Pirates.

Tepesch gave up four runs in the second inning before allowing a solo homer to Jung Ho Kang in the third. He was just called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start and chances are he’ll head right back down to the minors from here.
Jun 24 - 10:43 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tepesch will take the ball on Friday against the Pirates just a few weeks after catching on with the Dodgers on a minor league deal. He's not guaranteed more than the one start and is a poor bet for fantasy purposes.
Jun 24 - 3:34 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers will call up Nick Tepesch to start Friday night against the Pirates.

Tepesch signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on June 6 after getting released by the Rangers and has registered a cool 2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 17/3 K/BB ratio over 18 innings (three starts) at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He's not a terrible streaming option against a fading Pirates club, but this probably won't be a long-term stay.
Jun 23 - 12:10 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Nick Tepesch to a minor league contract.

Tepesch was granted his release by the Rangers over the weekend. The 27-year-old owns a 4.56 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 over 39 starts and three relief appearances in the majors. He'll serve as rotation depth at the Triple-A level.
Jun 6 - 5:42 PM

Nick Tepesch struggled against the Brewers Thursday, allowing seven hits, five runs (four earned) and two walks over 2 1/3 innings.

Tepesch held it together for a couple innings but the wheels fell off in the third when he allowed five straight runners to reach base. The right-hander is understandably rusty after missing all of last season with shoulder and elbow issues. Time is not on Tepesch’s side as he only has a couple more chances to make his case for the starting rotation.
Mar 18 - 12:04 AM

Rangers re-signed RHP Nick Tepesch to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Tepesch was non-tendered by the Rangers back in December, but now he's back with the organization. The 27-year-old missed all of last season with elbow issues and underwent surgery in August to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He has begun throwing off a mound, but his status for the start of 2016 is unclear.
Jan 27 - 3:18 PM

Rangers non-tendered RHP Nick Tepesch.

Tepesch's future is cloudy at the moment. In August, he underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, which could put his 2016 season in jeopardy. Prior to the procedure, the 27-year-old right-hander held a serviceable 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 56/44 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. He's in the free agent pool for the time being, though the Rangers have indicated that they'd like to re-sign him on a minor league contract.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Rangers activated RHP Nick Tepesch from the 60-day disabled list.

Tepesch underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in August, and his availability for the 2016 season remains in serious doubt. The 27-year-old posted a 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 56/44 K/BB ratio across 126 innings for the Rangers in 2015.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Nick Tepesch (arm) is expected to undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.

He'll meet with Rangers physician Dr. Keith Meister once more before a final decision is made, but the expectation is that he'll go under the knife. Thoracic outlet surgery is a tricky procedure that has spelled doom for many careers, but Tepesch has been dealing with nerve issues for a while now and looks to have no other alternative.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 10:28:00 AM

Nick Tepesch (elbow) was shut down after suffering a setback last week.

It's unclear how long the shutdown period will be. Tepesch has been sidelined all season with an elbow issue and it's looking like a long shot that he'll contribute anything in 2015.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 04:10:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 03:44:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 07:13:00 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.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:37:00 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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 07:27:00 PM

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