Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:41:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) said he will return as a reliever next season.
Fantasy Tip: It's another case of a failed project of a reliever trying to become a starting pitcher. Now that this experiment is over, Scheppers will go back to being mostly useless for fantasy players unless he inherits the closing role in 2015, which isn't out of the question.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:38:23 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he expects SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) to be shut down for a large chunk of the summer. However, the initial diagnosis is that surgery isn't needed.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:22:33 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) back on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Wednesday, June 11, and purchased the contract of RP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:12:51 -0700
The Texas Rangers activated SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) from the disabled list Thursday, June 5, and optioned RP Aaron Poreda to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Scheppers will move to the bullpen now that he's back with the club.
Fantasy Tip: Scheppers could be an option for the rotation again eventually, but now that he's back in the bullpen, he carries little value for fantasy owners.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:58:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) and OF Jim Adduci (finger) will both play in a rehab game for Double-A Frisco Tuesday, June 3.
Tue, 27 May 2014 07:30:09 -0700
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) is eligible to return from the disabled list June 3.
Mon, 26 May 2014 10:44:34 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) is scheduled to make three more rehab appearances before being a candidate to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 23 May 2014 16:45:58 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday, May 24. He will pitch one inning for Double-A Frisco and then likely will join Triple-A Round Rock.
Tue, 20 May 2014 13:37:23 -0700
Texas Rangers P Tanner Scheppers (elbow) will rehab as a relief pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: This strips away any fantasy value unless he moves his way into save situations -- basically a Joakim Soria injury. He's an unlikely rotation candidate, even with injuries.
Tue, 13 May 2014 16:12:02 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) threw 25 to 30 pitches Tuesday, May 13, but he has no clue when he'll be able to return to the team or what role he'll be in when he's back. "I don't think I have guarantees on this staff," Scheppers said. "I don't think I showed anything to prove me to be a guaranteed starter." He is 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA this year with 13 strikeouts and eight walks, and he's allowed four home runs.
Fantasy Tip: The smart money is on Scheppers returning in a relief role when he's ready. That means you shouldn't have loyalty to stash him unless you're in an AL-only universe.