Scheppers (finger) agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The veteran righty, who turns 29 on Jan. 17, has had many valleys and a few peaks in his four years in the major leagues. Once viewed as a potential late-inning arm, and briefly tested out as a starter, Scheppers now figures to be organizational depth, given how loaded the Rangers are at the back of the bullpen.
Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers suffered a cut on his right index finger Sunday and required five stitches, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Although the Rangers have yet to formally submit their ALDS roster, Scheppers will almost certainly be left off it, as the right-hander did not even travel with his teammates to Toronto for the start of the series. It seems Scheppers, who posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 42 appearances this season, may have sustained the cut while partying after the team clinched the NL West on the final day of the regular season.
The Rangers promoted pitcher Tanner Scheppers before Sunday's game, the team announced. Scheppers will be active Sunday. He produced a 5.66 ERA over 35 innings earlier this season.
Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A round Rock. Scheppers has been out since early August with a knee injury. In 38 relief appearances for the Rangers this year, the right-hander was 4-1 with a 5.66 ERA over 35 innings.
Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers began his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits over his inning of work, throwing 17 of his 23 pitches for strikes. Scheppers is recovering from a knee injury, and it is not yet known when he will be able to return to the Rangers' bullpen.