Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:37:24 -0800
Texas Rangers SPs Jeremy Guthrie and Nick Tepesch are among the candidates for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring along with SPs Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin, Nick Martinez, Cesar Ramos and Anthony Ranaudo.
Fantasy Tip: The winner of the No. 5 rotation spot will be worth a look in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues, while the losers are headed to the bullpen or minors and should be avoided for now.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:01:20 -0700
Texas Rangers SPs Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez, Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Ranaudo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Ross Ohlendorf are expected to compete for the final spot in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: SPs Derek Holland, Yovani Gallardo, Colby Lewis and Ross Detwiler are expected to have the top four spots in the rotation locked up, in the wake of the injury to Yu Darvish (elbow). At this point, it appears that none of the six starters competing for the final rotation spot has an edge over the others, so keep checking back between now and the end of spring training for further updates.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:11:44 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch will compete with SP Ross Detwiler and others to earn the fifth spot in the rotation out of camp.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers have a bunch of arms vying for a spot in the rotation, but Tepesch showed improvement last season. If he wins a job he could be a nice FantasyScore sleeper when the matchup is favorable.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:57:50 -0800
Texas Rangers SPs Ross Detwiler and Nick Tepesch are considered the leading candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. Pitching coach Mike Maddux said the competition for that rotation spot is wide open.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:41:32 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is continuing to look for starting pitching even after the acquisition of SP Ross Detwiler. "We've got a number of internal options coming to compete for a spot, all of them that we like," Daniels said. "But you can never have enough and we'll continue having conversations about adding another starter." The Rangers already have SPs Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Detwiler, Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch on their roster and minor league SPs Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson could also compete for a job during spring training.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:39:13 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Luis Sardinas, SP Nick Tepesch, RP Lisalverto Bonilla and RP Michael Kirkman were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:59:41 -0700
The Texas Rangers have optioned SP Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock. In a corresponding move, they have called up SP Robbie Ross from Round Rock.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:31:27 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Miles Mikolas will pitch Monday, Aug. 25. Mikolas will be followed by SPs Nick Martinez, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch in the rotation.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:02:20 -0700
The Texas Rangers confirmed Monday, Aug. 4, that SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will return to the rotation Wednesday, Aug. 6, against the Chicago White Sox. His last start was skipped due to soreness of the left knee. However, he threw two bullpen sessions over the weekend and he declared himself 100 percent.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will not work in the weekend series against the Cleveland Indians, so manager Ron Washington has shuffled his rotation. SP Jerome Williams will work Friday, Aug. 1, SP Miles Mikolas will go Saturday, Aug. 2, and SP Yu Darvish will work Sunday, Aug. 3. The team still does not feel Tepesch's injury warrants a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact Tepesch does not sound destined for the DL, fantasy owners will want to steer clear of him until he is able to return and make a full start without any setbacks or restrictions.