• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rangers recall pitcher Tanner Scheppers

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers activate Tanner Scheppers from DL, option him to minors

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers' Tanner Scheppers starts rehab on Tuesday

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (knee) to begin rehab on Tuesday

    Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers is expected to begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. Scheppers was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with inflammation in his knee. Scheppers has made 38 relief appearances with the Rangers so far this season, posting a lofty 5.66 ERA in 35 innings of work.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rangers place P Tanner Scheppers on DL, promote P Phil Klein

    The Rangers have placed reliever Tanner Scheppers on the disabled list with knee inflammation, the Dallas Morning News has reported. The move forced them to promote fellow pitcher Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock. He had been sent down Wednesday. Scheppers has been scuffling recently. He has allowed 10 earned runs on 13 hits in his last 7 1/3 innings pitched.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Tanner Scheppers earns win after blowing save for Rangers

    Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers suffered his second blown save of the year but earned the win in Friday's game against Minnesota. Scheppers started the eighth inning, protecting a one-run lead, and gave up a leadoff home run. He then retired the next three batters and earned the win when Texas rallied. Scheppers has blown his last four save attempts, dating back to 2013. He moved to 3-0 on the season.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers manager Jeff Banister: no roles set in bullpen

    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Sunday's game that all roles in his bullpen are up for grabs, according to the Dallas Morning News. Closer Neftali Feliz blew his third save of the season on Saturday against the Indians when he surrendered a three-run homer in the ninth. Tanner Scheppers and Shawn Tolleson both threw at the back end of the bullpen on Sunday, allowing one hit over three scoreless innings. "Brought all of our guys in, told each one of them, individually, collectively, that right now as we sit, nobody has a specific role, that we are going to find what is the best match for this bullpen, for this ballclub," Banister said to MLB.com. "We're going to continue to look at the hitters who are coming up each inning and what's the best fit or the best matchup with the best arm that we have out there at any given time." Banister noted Feliz will fight to fight for his role. "I didn't say that Feliz was not our closer," Banister said. "Every one of them are out there to pitch when we pick up the phone and call on them to be ready. … That was where we felt was the best place for Tolly to pitch."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rangers put Ross Detwiler on DL

    The Rangers placed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, per the Star Telegram. Detwiler is 0-5 and felt soreness in his last start, on Thursday. RHP Tanner Scheppers was called up from Triple-A to take Detwiler's spot. The Rangers also called up Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A. Ohlendorf hasn't made a Major League appearance since September 18, 2013. He was 2-1, 4.35 in Triple A. To open a spot on the 40-man roster, pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was designated for assignment.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers recall Alex Claudio, option Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A

    The Rangers have recalled pitcher Alexander Claudio from the minors and optioned pitcher Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A Round Rock, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I don't foresee this as being a long-term deal," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said of Scheppers' demotion, per MLB.com. "Tanner will be and is one of the best we have. But you need to have some consistency and sometimes you have a couple things you might need to work on, it's better to work at a level that you can slow it down a little bit." Claudio posted a 1-0 record with a 1.86 ERA in six appearances for Triple-A Round Rock this season. Scheppers struggled in his last few appearances, posting an 11.25 ERA with four strikeouts and four walks in four innings of work.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers' Tanner Scheppers still looking for a rhythm on the mound

    Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers wants to figure out why he's scuffling on the mound so dar this season. Scheppers spent Sunday watching tape of himself on the mound with pitching coach Mike Maddux to figure out just what is ailing him, according to MLB.com. "I know I have to make adjustments," said Scheppers. "I'm beating myself up. The free bags are catching up to me. I need to trust myself and throw the ball over the plate." Scheppers, who currently boasts an 11.25 ERA in four innings of work, has struggled since coming back from an early ankle injury to begin the year. "I would be lying to you if I said I was exactly where I want to be," Scheppers said. "I'm not. It is about making adjustments. I understand I need to come in and get outs." Manager Jeff Banister continues to have faith in Scheppers and will turn to him in the eighth inning set-up role. "I still believe in Tanner and who he is," Banister said. "The guy is coming off a year where he was a starter, got hurt and then put into the bullpen. We'll continue to look at it and get him on a roll."