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Wed, 15 May 2013 13:15:52 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers is 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA in 17 outings over 20 innings this year, and he's struck out 12 and walked just four. Scheppers is throwing his fastball in the mid-90s and has touched 98 mph on the gun, but manager Ron Washington said the team will keep him in a setup role. "That's what we're trying to use him as. Future down the road, he has stuff to be a closer. But right now we want his mentality being coming in and giving the ball to Joe (Nathan). And whatever else happens after that down the road, let it happen. But I want his mindset to be he's coming in and getting the ball to the closer," manager Ron Washington said. Scheppers started in college at Fresno State, and he'd like the opportunity to return to a starting role in the long term.
Fantasy Tip: Scheppers, and the rest of the Rangers bullpen for that matter, has been lights out this year. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? That's Washington's approach right now, at least. If Nathan falters or is injured this year, Scheppers could get first crack at ninth-inning duties. The way he's pitching, he deserves to be owned in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:21:05 -0700
Texas Rangers RPs Tanner Scheppers and Joe Ortiz have made the opening day roster. OF Julio Borbon or RPs Josh Lindblom or Cory Burns are the final candidates for the final roster spot.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:45:54 -0700
The Texas Rangers have scouted the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees as they look to bolster their bullpen for the season. Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain is believed to be one of their targets. RPs Josh Lindblom, Tanner Scheppers and Evan Meek have all struggled this spring.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:08:54 -0800
Texas Rangers RPs Tanner Scheppers (hamstring) and Yoshinori Tateyama (back) made their returns to spring action Wednesday, March 6. Scheppers pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one and Tateyama walked one and struck out two in an inning.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:42:58 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Cory Burns has begun to stand out among the team's bullpen options this spring, making three scoreless appearances. "He's doing a good job," manager Ron Washington said. "He's got deception, changes speed and can move the ball in on left-handers. He can throw his fastball on both sides of the plate." Burns throws in the high-80s with a sidearm delivery but his changeup generates swings and misses nearly 40 percent of the time. RPs Joe Nathan and Jason Frasor are the only pitchers guaranteed spots in the bullpen. RPs Tanner Scheppers (hamstring) and Wilmer Font (shoulder) are both sidelined with minor injuries, and RP Josh Lindblom hasn't fared very well so far. Burns has intrigued the Rangers ever since they acquired him from the San Diego Padres.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:27:58 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed 11 players to one-year deals Monday, Feb. 18. The players were P Wilmer Font ($491,000), INF Leury Garcia ($490,000), P Roman Mendez ($490,000), 1B Mitch Moreland ($502,700), SP Alexi Ogando ($506,600), P Joe Ortiz ($490,000), SP Martin Perez ($492,000), SS Jurickson Profar ($491,000), RP Tanner Scheppers ($493,600), P Matt West ($490,000) and P Coty Woods ($490,000).
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:15:28 -0800
Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux said RPs Robbie Ross and Kyle McClellan are favorites to earn spots in the bullpen assuming one of them isn't the fifth starter. RPs Tanner Scheppers and Michael Kirkman are also favorites for the bullpen. RPs Joe Nathan and Jason Frasor are already locks. RP Josh Lindblom will receive a long look in camp.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:19:11 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar was put on the Wild Card playoff roster. RP Tanner Scheppers, RP Mark Lowe and 3B Mike Olt were not put on the roster.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:51:29 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (knee) is available out of the bullpen Monday, Sept. 24, and he hasn't pitched since bruising his right knee last Tuesday. RP Roy Oswalt (forearm) is no longer limited by his strained right forearm, and he's also available Monday. RP Robbie Ross appears to be at full strength as well.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:04:19 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (knee) had X-rays on his knee Wednesday, Sept. 19, and they came back negative. The team is still awaiting the results of an MRI. "We feel we dodged a bullet," general manager Jon Daniels said. "It feels like we may have avoided the worst."