Tepera (calf) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports. The right-hander landed on the injured list June 29 with a strained left calf, and he'll rejoin the active roster after a brief stint on the shelf. Tepera has a 3.35 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB over 37.2 innings with 14 holds this season, and he should return to a high-leverage role for Chicago.
Tepera (calf) came out of Monday's live batting practice session feeling well and is expected to be activated from the injured list when eligible Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports. Tepera has been on the injured list with a left calf strain since June 29. The right-hander appears to be on track to spend just the minimum 10-days on the IL as he looks to return for the series opener against the Cardinals on Friday. Tepera struggled in three of his last four appearances prior to hitting the shelf, allowing seven runs on five hits and five walks across three innings, but he had gone 18 consecutive outings without allowing a run before that.
The Cubs placed Tepera on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left calf strain. The injury likely explains Tepera's abysmal performance Monday against the Brewers, when he allowed four runs and recorded just two outs. After stringing together 18 consecutive scoreless appearances, the righty has yielded at least one run in three of his last four games. It's unclear how long Tepera will be sidelined by the calf strain.
Tepera (0-2) allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one across two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss to the Brewers on Monday. Tepera started the eighth inning of a 4-4 game and retired just two of the six batters he faced before being pulled, lighting the fuse for a 10-run explosion by the Brewers. The 33-year-old pitched to a 1.96 ERA and 0.68 WHIP over his first 35 games this season, but he's now taken the loss in back-to-back appearances, giving up six runs while recording just three outs in the process. His ERA has risen to 3.35, but his WHIP remains a stellar 0.82 in 37.2 innings.
Tepera (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk in just a third of an inning as he took the loss against the Dodgers on Friday. Tepera entered in the eighth with the score knotted at 2-2 and ended up giving the lead back to the Dodgers after AJ Pollock swatted a two-run homer. The 33-year-old Tepera was taken out after facing the minimum three batters and only managing to record one out. He has now given up at least one run in two of his last three outings after he hadn't allowed a run in 20.1 consecutive innings spanning from May 12-June 20. Tepera owns a 2.43 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB over 37 innings this year and has solidified his role as a late-game option for manager David Ross.
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